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GCS reports 1,356 new cases of COVID-19 in Romania. Survey: Over 55 pct of Romanians believe in the existence of the novel coronavirus

1,356 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded, over the previous informative bulletin, following tests conducted at the national level, informs on Thursday the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

These are new cases that have not had a positive test prior, the GCS mentions.

 

Total number of persons infected with novel coronavirus reaches 49,591

 

As many as 49,591 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania until Thursday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) says, adding that 26,609 patients were declared cured and 4,005 asymptomatic patients were discharged 10 days after detection.

The GCS also informs that 1,177,630 tests have been processed at the national level so far. Of these, 23,346 were performed in the last 24 hours, 13,566 based on case definition and medical protocol, and 9,780 on request.

The results of 56 tests processed before the last 24 hours and submitted by 30 July have also been reported since the last GCS update.

As many as 526 persons were retested and reconfirmed positive for COVID-19, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced today.

“Apart from the newly confirmed cases, 526 persons were reconfirmed positive following the retesting of already positive patients,” the GCS mentions.

 

7,265 hospitalised COVID-19 patients, 402 in ICU

 

The total number of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is 7,265, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.

GCS also says 402 patients are being treated in intensive care units.

On Romania’s territory, as many as 3,155 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 6,223 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 18,244 people are in quarantine at home, and 96 are in institutional quarantine.

 

Most newly confirmed coronavirus cases: Bucharest – 223, Arges – 103, Prahova – 78

 

The City of Bucharest (223), Arges County (103) and Prahova County (78) are the areas with the most newly confirmed cases over the last informative bulletin, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs Thursday.

For a single county – Cluj – GCS has not presented the last reports.

 

Most COVID-19 cases: Bucharest (5,723), Suceava (4,514), Arges (3,112) and Brasov (2,993)

 

The City of Bucharest (5,723) and the counties of Suceava (4,514), Arges (3,112) and Brasov (2,993) are the areas with the most COVID-19 cases recorded up to now, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs on Thursday.

Over 2,000 cases are recorded also in Galati County – 2,050.

12 counties have over 1,000 cases reported until now – Arad, Bacau, Botosani, Buzau, Cluj, Dambovita, Iasi, Ilfov, Neamt, Prahova, Timis, Vrancea.

In the GCS report there are also 50 persons who are not allotted to any county.

 

Provident Financial Romania survey:  Over 55 pct of Romanians believe in the existence of the novel coronavirus, 33 pct have doubts, while 12 pct believe it is a fake

 

Over 55 pct of Romanians believe in the existence of the novel coronavirus, whilst 33 pct have doubts about its existence, and 12 pct believe it is a fake, found a survey by market research company Novel Research, conducted at the initiative of Provident Financial Romania.

Perception varies depending on the place of residence. Whereas among urban Romanians the percentage of those who believe that the virus is a fake is less than 7 pct, in rural areas the percentage is double, more than 16 pct.

The survey was conducted between July 15-22 on a representative sample of 1,003 people.

Asked about their trust in information sources, most Romanians say they trust the discussions they have with their friends and family (56.5 pct), then the discussions with their colleagues (37.9 pct) or in Government releases (36.2 pct). Romanians show the greatest lack of confidence in information from celebrities, vloggers or bloggers (43.5 pct), social media (32.5 pct) and TV (28.5 pct).

Provident Financial Romania is part of the British group International Personal Finance (IPF), the largest provider of home loans in Europe.

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