A number of 3,048 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 33,784 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says GCS.
As of Wednesday, 752,482 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 698,534 were declared cured.
To date, 5,636,574 RT-PCR tests and 179,760 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.
In the last 24 hours, 26,187 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,770 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,417 on request) and 7,597 rapid antigen tests.
Also, since the last information made by GCS, the results of 217 tests processed before the last 24 hours and transmitted until February 10 were reported.
The number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has risen by 79 in the last 24 hours, 45 men and 39 women, taking the death toll to 19,135.
Three deaths were recorded in the 30-39 years age range, one death in the 40-49 years age category, seven deaths in the 50-59 years age range, 19 deaths in the 60-69 years age group, 24 deaths in the 70-79 years age category and 25 deaths in the over 80 years category.
As many as 75 of the deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, three patients had no underlying medical conditions, and no comorbidities had been reported for one patient to date.
Law enforcement issued in the past 24 hours 5,470 fines amounting to a total of 875,126 lei, for violations of Law No. 55/2020 on specific measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports.
955 ICU patients, 7,233 people hospitalised with COVID-19
As many as 7,233 COVID-19 patients are being treated in health facilities, of whom 955 are in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Wednesday.
39,700 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 are in isolation at home, and 10,078 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 59,196 people are in quarantine at home and 153 are placed in institutional quarantine.
Maramures County re-enters red zone
The northern Maramures County entered the red zone again after recording an incidence of 3.07 cases per thousand inhabitants on Wednesday, up from Tuesday, when it had 2.97 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.
Timis County, which recorded 3.53 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, up from the previous day, when it had 3.51 cases per thousand inhabitants, stays in the red zone.
Bucharest remains in the yellow zone in terms of the 14-day cumulative infection rate, after registering 1.89 cases per thousand inhabitants on Wednesday.
Bucharest, most new cases, followed by Timis, Cluj counties
The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to the last report are Bucharest, with 351, and the counties of Timis – 257, Cluj – 219, Maramures – 212, Brasov – 140, Suceava – 113 and Mures – 107, according to data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).