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February 26, 2021
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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 2.668 following 32.000 tests in the last 24 hours

A number of 2,668 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 32,000 tests nationwide, of which 25,234 are RT-PCR tests and 7,267 rapid antigen tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

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

As of Thursday, 738,152 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 684,095 were declared cured.

To date, 5,523,609 RT-PCR tests and 144,124 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.

In the last 24 hours, 25,234 RT-PCR tests have been processed (16,477 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 8,757 on request) and 7,267 rapid antigen tests.

 

984 patients in ICUs; 7,747 persons hospitalized

 

A number of 7,747 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of which 984 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

On the Romanian territory, 39,438 persons confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 are in self-isolation at home and 10,257 are in institutionalized isolation.

Also, 58,469 people are in quarantine at home and 158 in institutionalized quarantine.

 

Other 75 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died

 

Another 75 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data reported on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to GCS, the persons who died were 42 men and 33 women.

71 of the recorded deaths were of patients who had comorbidities, one deceased patient did not show comorbidities, and for three deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.

 

Bucharest reporting most new COVID-19 cases – 322; Cluj, Timis counties follow

 

The areas with the most newly confirmed Covid-19 cases from the previous reporting are Bucharest City – 322, followed by the counties of Timis – 273; Maramures – 184; Cluj – 171; Brasov – 106; Hunedoara – 103, according to the data released on Thursday, by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Harghita and Tulcea counties – 10 each; Giurgiu and Covasna – 11 each; Vrancea – 15; Bistrita-Nasaud, Ialomita and Teleorman – 18 each, and Calarasi – 19.

 

Timis County still in the red zone

 

Timis County remains in the red zone, with an incidence of 3.22 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants recorded on Thursday, increasing compared to the previous day, when it saw 3.16 cases per thousand inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported Thursday.

The city of Bucharest remains in the yellow zone in terms of the infection rate with the novel coronavirus cumulated at 14 days, after recording 1.9 cases per thousand inhabitants on Thursday, slightly decreasing compared to the previous days.

Another nine counties are 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), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being recorded in the counties of Vrancea – 0.4, Olt – 0.44, Buzau – 0.51, Harghita – 0.56.

Via Agerpres

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