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January 20, 2021

GCS: 7.365 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 registered in Romania ; 1.271 patients in ICU, 161 people died

A number of 7,365 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours following 31,458 tests processed at national level, the Group of Strategic Communication (GCS) informs on Wednesday.

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

In Romania, 532,040 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed so far.

A total of 425,816 people were declared cured.

According to the GCS, to date, 4,325,130 tests have been processed nationwide. Of these, 31,458 were performed in the last 24 hours – 20,394 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,064 upon request.


1,271 patients in intensive care; 12,430 hospitalised persons


A number of 12,430 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania, out of which 1,271 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

In Romania, 43,582 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 11,821 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 66,572 people are in quarantine at home and 105 in institutional quarantine.


161 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in past 24 hours


A number of 161 people (90 men and 71 women) infected with the new coronavirus have died in the past 24 hours since the previous reporting, the total number of deaths reaching 12,821, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

According to the GCS, 155 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, and for six deaths no comorbidities had been recorded.


Infection rate in Bucharest 6.77 per thousand; Constanta still has highest rate, of 7.09


The infection rate with the novel coronavirus has decreased, in the past 24 hours, to 7.09 per thousand inhabitants in the Constanta County, which still has the highest infection rate in Romania, while Bucharest comes in second, with an infection rate of 6.77.

According to the latest report of the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), Constanta County’s infection rate is decreasing, now being at 7.09 per thousand inhabitants, while it remains the highest in the country, with Bucharest coming in second, with 6.77 cases per thousand, followed by Ilfov County, with 6.14.

An incidence of over 5 per thousand inhabitants is still recorded in Cluj – 5.45 and Brasov – 5.07 counties.

The counties with a low incidence of infections per thousand inhabitants in the last two weeks are Harghita – 1.11, Gorj – 1.16 and Olt – 1.24.


Bucharest – 79,742 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections since beginning of pandemic; followed by Cluj and Iasi


Most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections have been registered so far in Bucharest – 79,742 and in the counties of Cluj – 24,652 and Iasi – 22,611, according to data transmitted on Wednesday, by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

Counties with the highest number of registered cases, since the beginning of the pandemic, are Brasov – 21,239, Timis – 21,163, Prahova – 20,982 and Constanta – 20,773.

As of Wednesday, 532,040 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. A total of 425,816 patients were declared cured.

Following the tests performed at national level, compared to the last report, 7,365 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered.


Most new cases, in Bucharest – 1,946, followed by Constanta, Cluj, Brasov counties


The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of coronavirus compared to the last report are Bucharest – 1,946, the counties of Constanta – 520, Cluj – 366, Brasov – 341, Iasi – 328, Ilfov – 322, Timis – 306, according to the data transmitted by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Wednesday.

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Gorj – 30, Covasna – 42, Giurgiu – 45, Salaj – 51.

In total, 7,365 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were reported, compared to the last report, following tests performed at national level.

In the last 24 hours, the police and the gendarmes applied 4,000 contravention sanctions, in a total amount of 628,730 lei, as a result of violating the provisions of Law no. 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Via Agerpres

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