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January 27, 2023

GCS: 3000 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours following over 32.000 tests nationwide

A number of 3,000 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following over 32,000 tests nationwide, of which 26,768 are tests RT-PCR, and 6,026 rapid antigen tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

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

As of Wednesday, 700,898 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 635,871 were declared cured.

To date, 5,220,200 RT-PCR tests and 57,634 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 26,768 RT-PCR tests were performed (18,424 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 8,344 on request) and 6,026 rapid antigen tests.

Also, since the previous information made by GCS, the results of 15 tests processed before the last 24 hours and transmitted until January 20 have been reported.


Another 116 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died


Another 116 persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

According to the GCS, there were 71 men and 45 women who have died.

GCS states that 113 deaths occurred in patients who had comorbidities, and three deceased patients did not have comorbidities.


1,054 patients in ICU; hospitalized persons – 8,240


A number of 8,240 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of whom 1,054 in ICUs, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

In Romania, 48,894 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 11,691 are in institutionalized isolation.


Also, 69,947 people are in quarantine at home, and 157 in institutionalized quarantine.


4,532 fines issued in the past 24 hours; total value – 754,020 lei


Police and gendarmes have applied, in the past 24 hours, 4,532 fines, totaling 754,020 lei, as a result of violations of the provisions of Law No. 55/2020 on measures meant to prevent and combat the effects the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

The relevant structures of the Police opened a criminal file, on Tuesday, for hampering efforts to fight the diseases, which is punished by art. 352 of the Criminal Code, according to the GCS.

In the past 24 hours, 2,132 calls were registered to the single emergency number 112 and 848 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.


Bucharest, most new cases – 257, 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 – 257 and Timis – 194, Cluj – 186, Brasov – 150, Iasi – 125 , Constanta – 121, Ilfov – 120, Suceava – 114 counties, according to the data reported on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Mehedinti – 13, Tulcea – 15, Buzau – 16, Ialomita – 21 and Valcea – 24.


Bucharest out of red zone with under 3 cases in 1,000 people


The city of Bucharest is out of the red zone in terms of the infection rate with the novel coronavirus, cumulated at 14 days, after registering 2.96 cases in 1,000 inhabitants on Wednesday, decreasing compared to the previous day, when it had 3.22 cases in 1,000 inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs on Wednesday.

Remained in the red zone are the counties of Timis, with 4.07 cases in 1,000 inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous day, when the incidence was 4.34 cases in 1,000 inhabitants, Ilfov, with 3.48 cases in 1,000 inhabitants, decreasing significantly compared to the previous day (3.72), and Cluj – 3.49, decreasing compared to the previous day (3.66).

Instead, 21 counties are in the green zone (19 the day before), with the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being registered in Olt – 0.57, Buzau – 0.68, Harghita – 0.69, Vrancea – 0.71 and Gorj – 0.9.


Compiled from Agerpres

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