A number of 2,644 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 31,500 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.
These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says GCS.
As of Thursday, 755,126 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 701,283 were declared cured.
To date, 5,661,319 RT-PCR tests and 186,660 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.
In the last 24 hours, 24,745 RT-PCR tests were performed (15,184 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,561 on request) and 6,900 rapid antigen tests.
The number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has risen by 65 in the last 24 hours, 40 men and 25 women, taking the death toll to 19,200.
One deaths was recorded in the 30-39 years age range, one death in the 40-49 years age category, five deaths in the 50-59 years age range, 15 deaths in the 60-69 years age group, 16 deaths in the 70-79 years age category and 27 deaths in the over 80 years category.
All deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities.
958 ICU patients, 7,089 people hospitalised with COVID-19
As many as 7,089 people with COVID-19 are are being treated in health facilities, of whom 958 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.
On the Romanian territory, 39,405 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 10,190 are in institutional isolation. Also, 60,420 people are in quarantine at home, and 150 in institutional quarantine.
The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to the last report are Bucharest, with 482 cases, followed by the counties of Timis – 247, Cluj – 156, Constanta – 147, Ilfov – 142, Brasov – 130, and Maramures – 126, according to GCS data.
Timis, Maramures counties in red high-risk infection zone
The counties of Timis and Maramures remain in the red high-risk Covid infection zone, with 14-day cumulative infection rates of 3.56 and 3.12 cases per thousand population, both slightly higher than on Wednesday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced today.
Bucharest City remains in the yellow low-risk infection zone with a 14-day cumulative infection rate of 1.92 cases per thousand population as of Thursday.
Another 7 counties are in the yellow zone (with incidence rates between 1.5 and 3) and 32 counties are in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand population, with the lowest rates in the counties of Vrancea – 0.33, Harghita – 0.51, Tulcea – 0.53, Arges – 0.57 and Buzau – 0.59.