A number of 9,739 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the past 24 hours, as there were 35,575 tests carried out at the national level, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, says GCS.
As of Wednesday, 440,344 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus were confirmed in Romania.
A total of 313,885 people were declared cured.
According to the GCS, to date, 3,974,996 tests have been processed at the national level. Of these, 35,575 were carried out in the past 24 hours, 22,524 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 13,051 upon request.
A number of 13,402 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of which 1,205 in intensive care units.
In Romania, 43,867 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in self-isolation at home and 12,561 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 68,701 people are in quarantine at home, and 15 in institutionalized quarantine.
Another 168 people (99 men and 69 women) infected with the new coronavirus died, the total number of deaths in Romania reaching 10,541.
According to GCS, 157 of the recorded deaths were from patients who had comorbidities, three deceased patients had no comorbidities, and for 8 deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
COVID-19 positivity rate rises in Bucharest City to 6.62
Bucharest City recorded an increase in the 14-day cumulative SARS-CoV-2 positivity rate, which reached 6.62 per 1,000 population, while Sibiu County witnessed a dip to below 8 per 1,000 population, according to the Wednesday COVID-19 reporting released by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
According to GCS, on the first place among the counties in terms of the positivity rate remains Sibiu County with 7.98 per 1,000 population, down from Tuesday’s 8.47.
Ilfov County’s rate recorded a decrease, from 7.1 on Tuesday to 6.52, and Brasov’s decreases to a rate of 7 per 1,000 population from 7.36 on Tuesday.
The city of Bucharest has a positivity rate of 6.62 per 1,000 population, up from Tuesday’s 6.55.
A high rate is also recorded in the counties of Constanta – 6.89, Cluj – 6.84, Alba – 5.97, Arad – 5.51, Timis – 5.32, Bihor – 5.16.
The counties with a low rate are Gorj – 1.63, Harghita – 1.76 and Olt – 1.78.
None of the country’s counties are in the green zone.
A total of 1,347 people retested positive for COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, law enforcement issued 6,831 fines amounting to 1,263,365 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 increased to 6,875, while the death toll remained constant at 126.
Bucharest – 1,475, Constanta – 747, Cluj – 495, Ilfov – 478, Prahova – 463, Iasi – 390, Timis – 301 are the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of coronavirus from the previous daily reporting.
Most of the SARS-CoV-2 infections in Romania have been recorded so far in Bucharest – 62,334 and in the counties of Cluj – 19,969, Iasi – 18,476, Timis – 17,888, Prahova – 17,873, Brasov – 17,527.