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May 11, 2021

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 new case count rises by 2.880 to 155.283; death toll reaches 5.411. HealthMin Tataru: Locking down Bucharest City, not considered yet

As many as 2,880 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded from the previous reporting until Sunday, following 15,709 tests nationwide the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the novel coronavirus communication task force reported on Sunday at noon.

These are cases of patients that did not previously tested positive.

As of Sunday, 155,283 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

A number of 117,942 people were declared cured.

According to GCS, to date, 2,672,537 tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection have been processed nationwide. Of these, 15,709 were performed in the last 24 hours, 9,160 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,549 upon request.

Another 53 people infected with the novel coronavirus died, bringing Romania’s COVID-19 total detah toll to 5,411.

According to GCS, it is about 26 men and 27 women, people hospitalised in the counties of Alba, Arad, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Caras-Severin, Constanta, Dambovita, Dolj, Giurgiu, Harghita, Hunedoara , Maramures, Mures, Olt, Prahova, Sibiu, Teleorman, and Bucharest City.

Of these, one death was recorded in the 0-9 years age group; 1 death in 20-29 years age group; 1 death in the 40-49 years age group; 4 in the 50-59 years group; 11 deaths in 60-69 years age group; 20 – in the 70-79 years age group, and 15 – in the group over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 51 of the deaths were in patients with comorbidities, while two patients had no pre-existing conditions.

As of Sunday, 9,112 COVID-19 patients were hospitalised in specialist health units, and 628 patients in intensive care.

In Romania, 13,894 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus were in isolation at home, and 8,608 in institutional isolation also as of Sunday, while 29,536 people were in quarantine at home, and nine in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, law enforcement issued 5,249 fines amounting to 846,278 lei for violations of Law 55/2020 on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of Romanians abroad confirmed with the novel coronavirus reached 6,812, with their detah toll constant at 126.

A number of 431 have retested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Bucharest – 539, Bacau – 163, Timisoara – 155, Iasi – 139, Prahova – 123, Neamt – 115 and Dolj – 110 were on Sunday afternoon the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of coronavirus from the previous reporting.

The most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported so far in Romania are in Bucharest City – 22,537 and in the counties of Suceava – 7,202, Brasov – 6,933, Prahova – 6,906 and Iasi – 6,641.

14-day notification rate of reported COVID-19 cases per 1,000 population stands at 2.52 in Bucharest City

The 14-day notification rate of reported COVID-19 cases per 1,000 population in Romania exceeded 1.5 in Bucharest City as well as Alba, Valcea, Iasi, Bacau, Neamt, Teleorman, Salaj, Sibiu, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Brasov and Timisoara the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

The actual values by areas:

* Bucharest – 2.52

* Alba – 2.26

* Valcea -2.16

* Iasi – 1.97

* Bacau – 1.89

* Neamt – 1.86

* Teleorman – 1.73

* Salaj – 1.79

* Sibiu – 1.66

* Caras-Severin – 1.64

* Cluj – 1.62

* Brasov – 1.52

* Timis – 1.52.

HealthMin Tataru: COVID-19 asymptomatic patients in Romania to be examined at home, scheduled for paraclinical investigations

COVID-19 asymptomatic patients with no comorbidity will be examined at home and scheduled for medical investigations, Health Minister Nelu Tataru said in Iasi on Sunday.

“As you know, as soon as they get the results of their testing, asymptomatic patients should notify their family physicians, and the Public Health Directorate and call an ambulance to be taken to a hospital for infectious diseases. There are those up to 48 hours in which we will have those examinations. Currently, everything that means asymptomatic patients with a positive test get to overload emergency care units. The evaluation we will conduct next week on Monday will recommend that the asymptomatic patients be examined at home and scheduled for paraclinical investigations,” Tataru told a news conference.

He added that asymptomatic patients with comorbidities will continue to be hospitalised after examination, and those without comorbidities will be examined and receive outpatient care at home under the supervision of family physicians.

“We have prepared collaboration with family physicians, both from additional contracts with the Insurance House for monitoring, they will receive 30 points for each case to monitor, as well as the possibility of providing services jointly with public health directorates related to epidemiological investigations and follow-up of patients,” said Tataru.

HealthMin Tataru: Locking down Bucharest City, not considered yet

Health Minister Nelu Tataru told a news conference in Iasi on Sunday that for the time being locking down Bucharest City is not being considered.

“As you know, the freedom of decision according to certain values lies with the county committees [on emergency management] or the Bucharest Committee for coordinating the intervention. There is adherence strictly to those local measures, and also those restrictive measures in order to decrease the number of new cases by decreasing spread. Given that there will be heightened free spread with an exponential increase in the number of new cases, other decisions will be taken. For the time being, we are not considering locking down Bucharest,” said Tataru.

He believes that the restrictions imposed since the beginning of this pandemic should be followed.

“Should we close for a month? There are specialists who say we should close for two months. From my point of view, we should follow some restrictions that we have imposed since the beginning of this pandemic and think about those around us who are no longer with us because of this pandemic, (…) let us think of a medical body that at this moment, with faith in their souls, have been on duty since the beginning of this pandemic. Allow me to continue to thank them. We are in it together, we are there and I hope that those who provide us with these cases who do not believe in these cases before they get to the hospital will reconsider both their attitude and their rhetoric,” the minister said.

Via Agerpres

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