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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 case count rises by 2.752 following 33.000 tests performed nationwide in the last 24 hours

A number of 2,752 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 has been registered in the past 24 hours, following more than 33,000 tests carried out nationwide, of which 25,550 are RT-PCR tests and 8,372 rapid antigenic tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

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

As of Wednesday, 735,271 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 681,271 were declared cured.

To date, 5,498,375 RT-PCR tests and 136,857 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the past 24 hours, 25,550 RT-PCR tests were performed (17,107 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 8,443 upon request) and 8,372 rapid antigen tests.

 

1,006 patients in ICUs; hospitalized – 7,767

 

A number of 7,767 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 1,006 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

In Romania, 39,643 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 10,310 are in institutionalized isolation.

Also, 56,888 people are in quarantine at home and 177 in institutionalized quarantine.

 

Romania’s death toll rises by 87

 

Another 87 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, they are 47 men and 40 women.

All deaths were reported in patients with comorbidities.

 

Bucharest reports most new COVID-19 cases in Romania – 342; Cluj and Timis counties follow

 

The areas in Romania with the most newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as against the previous reporting are Bucharest City – 342, as well as the counties of Cluj – 179; Timis – 172; Iasi – 171; Suceava – 119; Mures – 106; Ilfov – 105; Hunedoara – 100, according to data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Tulcea – 10, Vrancea – 12, Calarasi – 16, Giurgiu – 17 and Buzau – 18.

 

Timis County still in the red zone

 

Timis County remains in the red zone, with an incidence of 3.16 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants recorded on Wednesday, close to the value of the previous day when the county saw 3.17 cases per thousand inhabitants, announced the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The Capital City, Bucharest, remains in the yellow zone in terms of the cumulative infection rate with the novel coronavirus at 14 days, after registering 1.96 cases per thousand inhabitants on Wednesday, the same as the previous day.

There are nine other counties in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3) and 31 counties in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), with the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection reported in the counties of Vrancea – 0.41, Olt – 0.46, Buzau – 0.48 and Harghita – 0.57.

 

Via Agerpres

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