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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 3.525; over 32.00 tests performed in last 24 hours

As many as 3,525 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following more than 32,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

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

As of Thursday, 684,917 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 614,545 people were declared cured.

To date, 5,104,229 RT-PCR tests and 29,829 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 26,709 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,474 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,235 on request) and 5,957 rapid antigen tests.

 

1,101 patients in ICU; 8,739 persons hospitalized

 

A number of 8,739 people infected with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, out of whom 1,101 in intensive care units, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

In Romania, 30,365 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 8,610 are in institutional isolation.

 

Another 66 deaths caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus

 

Another 66 deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours due to the infection with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

According to the GCS, of the persons who died 44 were men and 22 women.

GCS stated that 63 of the patients who died had comorbidities and three patients did not have comorbidities.

The total number of deaths in people infected with the novel coronavirus reached 17,035.

 

Bucharest, most new cases – 560, followed by Timis, Cluj counties

 

The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 560 and Timis – 299, Cluj – 291, Constanta – 188, Iasi – 183 and Brasov – 154 counties, according to data reported on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Buzau – 18, Calarasi – 19, Harghita – 19 and Covasna – 20.

 

Bucharest City, three counties still in COVID-19 red zone

 

Ilfov County is reporting a 14-day notification rate of newly reported COVID-19 cases per 1,000 population of 4.45 cases, slightly lower than the previous day’s 4.71 per 1,000 population, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday

Also in the red zone is Timis County, with 4.16 cases per 1,000 population, up from the previous day’s 4.13; Cluj County, at 3.8, up from the previous day’s 3.72; and Bucharest City, with a rate of 3.62 cases per 1,000 population down from Wednesday’s 3.77.

On the other hand, 16 counties are in the green zone, with the lowest rates reported by the counties of Harghita – 0.62; Vrancea – 0.64; Olt – 0.69; Gorj – 0.78; and Buzau – 0.93.

 

Via Agerpres

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