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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.319 in the last 24 hours following 9.520 tests performed nationwide

A number of 1,319 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following 9,520 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says GCS.

By Monday, 746,637 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 692,681 were declared cured.

To date, 5,587,941 RT-PCR tests and 163,997 rapid antigen tests have been processed.

In the last 24 hours, 6,210 RT-PCR tests were performed (4,089 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,121 on request) and 3,310 rapid antigen tests.

Another 80 people – 44 men and 36 women – infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data released on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS). The COVID-19 death toll has reached 18,961.

One death was recorded in the 40 – 49 years age group, nine in the 50 – 59 years age category, 19 in the 60 – 69 years age category, 35 in the 70 – 79 years age category and 16 in the category over 80 years.

76 of the deaths were reported in patients who had underlying health conditions, two of the deceased patients did not show comorbidities, and for two patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Police and gendarmes have enforced 9,512 fines for minor offenses in the last 24 hours, amounting to a total of 2,007,694 lei, as a result of violating the provisions of Law 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

958 patients in ICU, 7,563 people admitted

 

A number of 7,536 people with COVID-19 are admitted in hospitals, of which 958 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), said, on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group.

On Romania’s territory, 39,701 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 are in isolation at home and 10,254 are in institutional isolation.

 

Maramures County enters red zone

 

Maramures County entered the red zone on Monday, with an incidence of 3.03 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per 1,000 inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced.

Timisoara County remains in the red zone, registering an incidence of 3.44 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per 1,000 inhabitants, slightly higher than in the previous day, when it had 3.43 cases.

The city of Bucharest remains in the yellow zone in terms of the cumulative infection rate with the new coronavirus at 14 days, after registering 1.94 cases per 1,000 inhabitants on Monday.

Another 8 counties are in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 2.31) and 31 counties in the green zone (fewer than 1.5 cases per 1,000 inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection registering in Vrancea – 0.31, Buzau – 0.52, Tulcea – 0.57, Harghita – 0.59, Olt – 0.65 and Arges – 0.65.

 

Via Agerpres

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