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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 case count rises by 3.109 to 160.461; with 68 fatalities, total death toll reaches 5.535

As many as 3,109 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded from the previous reporting until Tuesday following 26,718 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the novel coronavirus communication task force reported on Tuesday.

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

As of Tuesday, 160,461 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania.

A number of 120,515 people were declared cured.

According to the GCS, to date, 2,709,306 tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection have been processed nationwide. Of these, 26,718 were performed in the last 24 hours – 16,933 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,785 upon request.

Another 68 people (40 men and 28 women) infected with the new coronavirus died, bringing Romania’s COVID-19 total death toll to 5,535.

According to GCS, 64 of the recorded deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, 3 of the deceased patients did not show comorbidities, and for 1 deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.

In the last 24 hours, law enforcement issued 4,364 fines amounting to 651,702 lei for violations of Law 55/2020 on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A number of 9,399 people are hospitalised with COVID-19 in specialist facilities and 651 are in intensive care.

In Romania, 15,306 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 8,886 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 34,496 people are in quarantine at home, and 23 in institutional quarantine.

A total of 770 patients retested positive for COVID-19.

Bucharest – 499, Cluj – 172, Bacau – 156, Prahova – 122, Mures, – 115, Neamt – 115, Iasi – 113, Timis – 111, Alba – 101 are the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of coronavirus from the previous reporting.

The number of Romanians abroad confirmed with the novel coronavirus stayed constant at 6,812 and so did the death toll at 126.

Most SARS-CoV-2 infection cases are in Bucharest – 23,449 and in the counties of Suceava – 7,310, Prahova – 7,138, Brasov – 7,059 and Iasi – 6,918.

INSP, weekly coronavirus report: In 31 counties and Bucharest, incidence rate over 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Over 35% of all COVID-19 cases were registered last week in Bucharest, Iasi, Bacau, Timisoara and Cluj, in 31 counties and in the city of Bucharest with a cumulative incidence rate over 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) states on Tuesday.

According to the weekly monitoring report based on data reported until October 11, in the week of October 5-11, 35.4% of all cases were registered in Bucharest, Iasi, Bacau, Timisoara and Cluj.

INSP shows that 27.6% of all deaths were recorded in Bucharest, Prahova, Alba, Arad and Olt.

In 31 counties and the municipality of Bucharest, a cumulative incidence rate was registered over 100 cases / 100,000 inhabitants.

According to INSP data, 1 in 29 cases of coronavirus has been reported to medical personnel.

At the same time, 81.6% of the total deaths due to COVID-19 were in people over 60 years of age, and 60.1% were registered in men.

95.4% of the deceased had at least one associated comorbidity: cardiovascular disease (69.2%), diabetes (33.7%), neurological disease (22.8%), kidney disease (19.2%), obesity (19.1%), lung diseases (14.1%), neoplasm (11.9%), others (18.6%).

During the same period, 375 outbreaks of coronavirus disease were reported, as follows: medical units – 72; residential centres for children or the elderly – 63; public institutions – 60; production units – 5; education – 40; economic operator – 37; family – 34; sports club – 16; cultural institutions – 2.

An ascending trend was registered in 38 counties and in Bucharest, and only in Vaslui, Satu Mare and Iasi the trend is constant.

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