As many as 2,676 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 30,000 tests nationwide, of which 23,287 are RT-PCR tests and 7,180 are rapid antigenic tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Tuesday, 732,732 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 678,473 people were declared cured.
To date, 5,472,825 RT-PCR tests and 128,485 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 23,287 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,755 based on case definition and medical protocol and 8,532 on request) and 7,180 rapid antigen tests.
967 patients in ICUs; 7,855 persons hospitalized
A number of 7,855 people infected with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 967 are in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.
In Romania, 40,092 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in self-isolation at home and 10,310 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 57,896 people are in quarantine at home and 166 in institutionalized quarantine.
Another 111 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die
Another 111 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to the GCS, it is about 67 men and 44 women.
A total of 106 deaths were reported in patients who experienced comorbidities, two deceased patients did not experience comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for three deceased patients until now.
Bucharest has largest number of new cases of coronavirus – 252, 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 – 252, Timis – 190, Cluj – 169, Maramures – 127, Suceava – 120 and Brasov with 103 cases, according to data reported on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Buzau – 7, Tulcea – 8, Calarasi – 9 and Olt – 9 cases.
Timis County, still in COVID-19 red zone; Bucharest – less than 2 cases per 1,000 population
Timis County remains in the COVID-19 red zone, with a 14-day cumulative case notification rate of 3.17 per 1,000 population on Tuesday, slightly lower than the previous day’s 3.18, according to the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
Bucharest remains in the yellow zone as the rate on Tuesday was 1.96 cases per 1,000 population, down from the previous day, when it was 2.02 cases per 1,000 population.
Another eight counties are in the yellow zone (between 1.5 and 3 cases) and 32 counties in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population), with the lowest rates in the counties of Vrancea – 0.41; Olt – 0.45; Buzau – 0.48; and Harghita – 0.56.