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May 18, 2022

GCS reports 213 new cases of COVID-19 in Romania; total number of persons infected reaches 18,070

A number of 213 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last information that bring the total case count to 18,070, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

Of the people confirmed positive, 11,399 have been declared cured and discharged.

As many as 188 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

To date, 1,179 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.


6,973 persons in institutionalized quarantine; other 60,423 in home isolation


A number of 6,973 people are in institutional quarantine in Romania as a result of the novel coronavirus epidemic, and another 60,423 people are in isolation at home and under medical monitoring, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

To date, 368,482 tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 342 calls were reported to the 112 emergency line and 833 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free coronavirus information line.

GCS urges 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 +4021.320.20.20.

As many as 1,344,641 COVID-19 cases were reported as of May 23 in the EU / EEA, the United Kingdom, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Andorra. Most of the cases were registered in Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.


278 persons fined in the past 24 hours for breaking provisions meant to combat pandemic


As many as 278 persons have been fined by the policemen and gendarmers in the past 24 hours for breaking the provisions of the Law No. 55/2020 meant to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Saturday. The fines were worth a total of 122,600 lei.

The MAI (Ministry of Interior) forces also identified three cases of violation of the laws meant to prevent the spreading of the disease, under article 352 of the Criminal Code.

Moreover, on May 23, 61 persons, who did not observe the home isolation measures or quarantine measure, were placed under institutionalized quarantine for 14 days or re-placed under quarantine for a new period of 14 days.



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