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March 1, 2021

GCS, Saturday update: New record-high number of COVID-19 cases reported- 1,284 out of over 22.500 tests

The  Strategic Communication Group (GCS)  reported on Saturday a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases in Romania—1,284 out of over 22,500 tests.

This is the 4th consecutive day with over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day, Radio Romania International informs. The total number of cases so far is 43,678, with over 25,300 patients having recovered and the death toll standing at 2,165. So far 1,087,783 tests have been processed in Romania. Abroad, 5,329 Romanian nationals have tested positive for coronavirus, and the number of deaths has reached 123. Passengers landing in Greece on flights from Romania and Bulgaria as of July 28 must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no earlier than 72 hours before the date of arrival, the Greek authorities decided. Romania’s PM Ludovic Orban promised the authorities will use all lawful means available to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, but warned that this goal requires the contribution of all citizens, who are once again urged to observe protection measures. The health minister Nelu Tătaru announced Romania is to receive 600 doses of Remdesivir, used in treating COVID-19 patients. He explained this is only used as part of a clinical trial and will only be sent to the clinics included in the programme.

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