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January 18, 2021

GCS: 7,067 new cases of COVID-19 following 31,437 tests in past 24 hours

A number of 7,067 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours, following 31,437 tests processed nationwide, the Group of Strategic Communication (GCS) informs on Thursday.

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

So far, 539,107 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

A total of 434,679 people have been declared cured.

According to the GCS, to date, 4,356,567 tests have been processed nationwide. Of these, 31,437 were performed in the last 24 hours – 21,078 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,359 upon request.


1,288 patients in ICU; hospitalized people – 12,251


A number of 12,251 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 1,288 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

In Romania, 42,757 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 11,637 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 89,673 people are in quarantine at home and 115 in institutionalized quarantine.

A total of 1,048 people were positively reconfirmed with COVID-19 following retesting.


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


A number of 127 people (71 men and 56 women) infected with the new coronavirus died in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths reaching 12,948, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

According to the GCS, 124 deaths were reported in patients with comorbidities, no comorbidities were reported for one deceased patient, and no comorbidities had been reported for two to date.


Infection rate drops below 7 per thousand inhabitants in Constanta, Bucharest – 6.76


The infection rate with the novel coronavirus has decreased, in the past 24 hours, to 6.99 per thousand inhabitants in the Constanta County, which still remains the county with the highest number of infections, followed by Ilfov County, with a incidence of 6.94.

According to the latest report of the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the infection rate, now at 6.99, is declining in the Constanta County, which still is, however, county with the highest number of infections, followed by the Ilfov County, with 6.94, and by Bucharest, which sees a slight decrease from 6.77 to 6.76 per thousand.

Incidence of over 5 per thousand inhabitants is still recorded only in the Cluj County – 5.3 per thousand inhabitants.

The counties with low incidence of infection cases per thousand inhabitants in the last two weeks are Harghita – 1.04; Gorj – 1.15 and Olt – 1.22.

Via Agerpres

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