A number of 320 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the latest update, the total number of cases thus reaching 15,131, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Saturday.
From among the persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, 6,912 were declared recovered and discharged from hospital.
A number of 245 patients are admitted in intensive care units.
According to the quoted source, as many as 926 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died.
14,323 people under institutional quarantine, 20,462 – in home isolation
A total of 14,323 people are placed under institutional quarantine in Romania, and another 20,462 are in isolation at home, under medical monitoring, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) also informed on Saturday.
According to the cited source, a number of 2,284 people who broke the self-isolation rules have been placed under institutional quarantine since the coming into force of Military Ordinance No. 2.
Also, 198 quarantined persons who illegally left their designated residences have been ordered a new 14-day quarantine period.
As many as 248,056 coronavirus tests have been processed nationwide to this date.
There have been 410 calls to the single emergency number 112 in the past 24 hours and 1,406 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free citizens’ support line.
Suceava County and Bucharest, still leading coronavirus infection cases in Romania
The highest number of persons infected with the novel coronavirus has been recorded until now in the north-eastern Suceava County – 3,189 and in Bucharest – 1,489, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs on Saturday.
According to the quoted source, there are as many as 15,131 people infected with the novel coronavirus in Romania.
The number of confirmed cases by county, according to the reports from the National Public Health Institute is as follows:
* Alba – 230
* Arad – 675
* Arges – 167
* Bacau – 360
* Bihor – 483
* Bistrita Nasaud – 260
* Botosani – 568
* Brasov – 557
* Braila – 19
* Buzau – 63
* Caras Severin – 109
* Calarasi – 61
* Cluj – 458
* Constanta – 249
* Covasna – 214
* Dambovita – 140
* Dolj – 139
* Galati – 502
* Giurgiu – 168
* Gorj – 78
* Harghita – 24
* Hunedoara – 558
* Ialomita – 281
* Iasi – 322
* Ilfov – 363
* Maramures – 68
* Mehedinti – 77
* Mures – 597
* Neamt – 708
* Olt – 53
* Prahova – 75
* Satu Mare – 54
* Salaj – 48
* Sibiu – 403
* Suceava – 3,189
* Teleorman – 103
* Timis – 464
* Tulcea – 81
* Vaslui – 131
* Valcea – 26
* Vrancea – 451
* Bucharest – 1,489.
2,756 Romanians abroad infected with novel coronavirus; out-of-country death toll – 99
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Saturday that 2,756 Romanians abroad have been so far infected with the novel coronavirus, whereas the COVID-19 death toll of Romanian citizens abroad reached 99.
Of the 2,756 Romanian citizens abroad who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, 1,698 are in Italy, 561 in Spain, 29 in France, 329 in Germany, 79 in the United Kingdom, 28 in the Netherlands, 2 in Namibia, 3 in the US, 4 in Austria, 3 in Belgium, 2 in Indonesia, 2 in Switzerland, 2 in Turkey and one each in Argentina, Tunisia, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates, Malta, Brazil and Sweden.
Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic and up to now, a number of 99 Romanian citizens abroad have died: 31 in Italy, 19 in France, 30 in the United Kingdom, 8 in Spain, 5 in Germany, 2 in Belgium and one each in Sweden, Switzerland, the US and Brazil, the GCS mentions.
Of the Romanian citizens confirmed with the novel coronavirus, 21 were declared cured: 9 in Germany, 8 in France, 2 in Indonesia, one in Luxembourg and one in Tunisia.
555 criminal cases opened for hampering disease combat
As many as 555 criminal cases have been opened so far by the authorized departments of Romania’s Interior Ministry for hampering the combat of COVID-19, a criminal offense under Article 352 (1) of the Criminal Code, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Saturday.
In the last 24 hours, Police and gendarme officers found 444 people breaking the restriction of movement rules, handing out fines worth a total of 390,000 lei.
The GCS specifies that until the publication in the Official Gazette of the Constitutional Court ruling on the unconstitutionality of some provisions of OUG no. 34 of March 26, 2020 for the amendment and completion of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 1/1999 regarding the state of siege and the state of emergency, the legal norm in force is applied.
The GCS also urges the Romanians to consider only the information verified through official sources and to call the 0800.800.358 toll-free line for recommendations and other information. This is not an emergency number, but a phone line strictly dedicated to informing the citizens.
Romanians abroad can request information on the prevention and control of the coronavirus on a dedicated line at +4021.320.20.20.