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GCS: 8.062 new cases of COVID-19; 35.467 tests processed in past 24 hours; 1.275 patients in ICUs. Orban: Testing capacity is 54,000 – 55,000 tests

A total of 8,062 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, following 35,467 national tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.

To date, 500,273 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

As many as 390,212 people were declared cured.

According to the GCS, 4,205,480 tests have been processed nationwide. Of these, 35,467 were carried out in the last 24 hours: 23,340 based on case definition and medical protocol and 12,127 upon request.

As many as 12,940 people with COVID-19 are admitted to health facilities, of which 1,275 are in intensive care, the GCS reported on Friday.

On Romania’s territory, 45,133 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 12,138 are in institutionalized isolation.

Moreover, 78,655 people are in quarantine at home and 64 in institutional quarantine.

 

176 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in the last 24 hours; total death toll hits 12.052

 

A total of 176 people – 109 men and 67 women – infected with the novel coronavirus have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 12,052, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

The GCS states that two deaths were recorded in the age group 30-39 years, six deaths in the 40-49 age category, 19 deaths in the 50-59 age group, 42 deaths in the age group 60-69 years, 64 deaths in the age group 70-79 years and 43 deaths in the over 80 age group.

According to the GCS, 170 of the deaths recorded were of some patients who had medical record, four deaths had no comorbidities, and no medical history have been reported for two deaths to date.

 

Constanta County continues to rank first in infection rate – 7.04

 

Southeastern Constanta County continues to rank first in terms of SARS-CoV-2 infection rate, 7.04 per one thousand inhabitants in the last two weeks, according to the report sent on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to GCS, Ilfov County is on the second place, with a 7.01 infection rate.

In Bucharest the rate is 5.39.

 

Bucharest reports daily case tally of 987, sees Romania’s highest total caseload at 70,807

 

The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus from the previous daily reporting are Bucharest City – 986, Cluj County – 434, Constanta County – 431, Brasov County – 355, Timis County – 344, Iasi County – 340, and Ilfov County – 322, according to the daily report released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

Bucharest City tops the list with most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection since the onset of the pandemic – 70,807, followed by the counties of Cluj – 23,008, Iasi – 21,179, Timis – 19,981, Brasov – 19,957, and Prahova – 19,911, GCS reports.

 

Law enforcement issue 5,711 COVID-19 fines, 1,453 retest positive over past 24 hours

 

Law enforcement issued in the past 24 hours 5,711 fines amounting to 987,700 lei for violations of Law No. 55/2020 on specific measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Friday.

A total of 1,453 people retested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the GCS also said.

 

Number of Romanians abroad infected with novel coronavirus stays at 6,914

 

The number of Romanians abroad confirmed with a novel coronavirus infection remains at 6,914 and the number of deaths at 127, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.

According to the quoted source, 6,914 Romanian citizens abroad were confirmed as infected with SARS-CoV-2: 1,936 in Italy, 1,253 in Spain, 124 in France, 3,056 in Germany, 167 in Great Britain, 36 in Hungary, 28 in the Netherlands, 2 in Namibia, 4 in USA, 123 in Austria, 22 in Belgium, 6 in Japan, 2 in Indonesia, 8 in Switzerland, 3 in Turkey, 2 in Iceland, 2 in Belarus, 93 in Greece, 10 in Cyprus, 2 in India, 2 in Ukraine, 8 in the United Arab Emirates, 11 in the Republic of Moldova and one each in Argentina, Tunisia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Sweden, the Republic of the Congo, Qatar, the Vatican, Portugal and Egypt.According to the GCS, 4,205,480 tests have been processed nationwide. Of these, 35,467 were carried out in the last 24 hours: 23,340 based on case definition and medical protocol and 12,127 upon request.

As many as 12,940 people with COVID-19 are admitted to health facilities, of which 1,275 are in intensive care, the GCS reported on Friday.

On Romania’s territory, 45,133 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 12,138 are in institutionalized isolation.

Moreover, 78,655 people are in quarantine at home and 64 in institutional quarantine.

 

Orban: Testing capacity is 54,000 – 55,000 tests

 

The nominal testing capacity is 54,000 – 55,000 tests and, if there is a demand, testing can be done up to this figure, but there is no demand and “the same untruths that have no connection with reality are constantly spreading,” Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday.

“Pretending not to see that November 30 – St. Andrew’s Day – and December 1 – National Day – were holidays seems abnormal to me. It is known that on days off there is less testing capacity. We have increased capacity compared to Sunday, the day with the lowest number of tests, in which statistically, an average of about 10,000 tests are done, we increased to 15,000 – 16,000 tests, although they were days off,” said the prime minister at the headquarters of the Ministry of Transport, when cautioned that few COVID-19 tests have been performed in recent days.

According to him, the testing capacity recovered immediately and is permanently being adapted to the existing requirements.

“The fact that 35,000, 37,000 tests, 32,000, 33,000 tests are being done depends largely on the number of people requesting the test and those who fall within the definition of the case. From 36,000 – 37,000 tests to 54,000-55,000 tests – as far as the nominal capacity is concerned, if there is a request for additional testing, the testing can be done. There was no request. The same untruths, which have nothing to do with reality, are constantly spreading,” the Head of the Government claimed, according to Agerpres.

 

Via Agerpres

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