As many as 2,878 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 30,000 tests nationwide, of which 24,552 are RT-PCR tests and 5,474 are rapid antigenic tests 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, 703,776 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 641,288 people were declared cured.
To date, 5,244,752 RT-PCR tests and 63,108 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.
In the last 24 hours, 24,552 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,496 based on case definition and medical protocol and 8,056 on request) and 5,474 rapid antigen tests.
Another 69 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 die
Another 69 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours in people infected with the novel coronavirus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
According to GCS, it is about 44 men and 25 women.
GCS states that 64 of the registered deaths were of patients who had comorbidities, three deceased patients did not present comorbidities, and for two deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
1,005 patients in ICU; hospitalized persons – 8,068
A number of 8,068 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 1,005 in intensive care units, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.
In Romania, 48,505 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 11,348 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 75,834 people are in quarantine at home, and 157 in institutionalized quarantine.
Bucharest City recording highest COVID-19 new case count: 447; counties of Timis, Cluj follow
The latest highest COVID-19 new case count has been reported by Bucharest City – 447 and the counties of Timis – 245; Cluj – 201; Ilfov – 146; Maramures – 121; Brasov – 116; Suceava – 112; and Iasi – 104, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Covasna – 7; Giurgiu – 9; Harghita – 13; Buzau, and Ialomita – 14 each; Mehedinti, and Vrancea – 17 each.
Infection rate in Capital City stays in yellow zone
Bucharest remains in the yellow zone in terms of the infection rate with the novel coronavirus, cumulated at 14 days, after recording 2.69 cases per thousand inhabitants on Thursday, down from the previous day, when it had 2.96 cases per thousand inhabitants, reported the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
Timis county remained in the red zone, with 3.93 cases per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous day, when the incidence was 4.07 cases per thousand inhabitants. Ilfov also remained in the red zone, with 3.12, decreasing significantly compared to the previous day (3.48), and so did Cluj county – 3.31, decreasing compared to the previous day (3.49).
In exchange, 16 counties are now in the yellow zone (between 1.5 and 3 cases per thousand inhabitants) and 23 counties in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of infection with SARS-CoV-2 being seen in Olt – 0.54, Buzau – 0.63, Vrancea – 0.66, Harghita – 0.68 and Gorj – 0.89 counties.
Bucharest Emergency Situation Committee could decide relaxation of anti-COVID measures late this week
The Emergency Situations Committee of Bucharest could be convened in a meeting at the end of this week and could propose the adoption of a decision to relax the sanitary measures in the Capital, taking into account the decrease in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 cases.
“It is gladdening that today we had an incidence rate of 2.96 per thousand. In the next 48 hours we will monitor the incidence rate, the degree of infection and in the fortunate situation, which we also want – tomorrow and the day after tomorrow the incidence will be below 3 per thousand – the day after tomorrow we will convene the Municipal Committee for Emergency Situations and we will propose the adoption of a decision by which to relax some of the measures in force at this time, as far as legal regulations allow us,” the Prefect of Bucharest, Traian Berbeceanu, said on Wednesday evening in a telephone intervention at Digi 24 private television broadcaster.
According to him, it would be about allowing the functioning with a maximum capacity of 30% of institutions / theaters, theaters and cinemas, reopening of indoor activities of restaurants, bars, cafes, etc., up to a maximum of 30% of the space, as well as the permission of the activities with the public, up to the limit of 30% of the destined space, of the economic operators licensed in the field of gambling.
“Fortunately, through a joint effort of the citizens of Bucharest, first of all, but also of the authorities, the incidence of COVID-19 infection has decreased to 2.96 / per thousand inhabitants. This pieces of news that can only make us happy! (…) We call for the strict observance of the measures in force, so that, soon, the relaxation measures can be even more generous,” the prefect wrote on his Facebook page.
Compiled from Agerpres