A number of 2,550 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 30,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.
These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says GCS.
As of Friday, 757,676 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 703,966 were declared cured.
To date, 5,685,927 RT-PCR tests and 192,926 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.
In the last 24 hours, 24,608 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,591 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,017 on request) and 6,266 rapid antigen tests.
The number of fatalities due to COVID-19 has risen by 77 in the last 24 hours, 49 men and 28 women.
One death was recorded in the 40-49 years age category, nine deaths in the 50-59 years age range, 19 deaths in the 60-69 years age group, 22 deaths in the 70-79 years age category and 26 deaths in the over 80 years category.
As many as 74 of the deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and no comorbidities had been reported for three other patients to date.
A number of 7,019 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 973 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Friday.
In Romania, 40,804 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 10,315 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 62,094 people are in quarantine at home and 150 in institutionalized quarantine.
Law enforcement issued in the past 24 hours 5,348 fines amounting to a total of 917,870, 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) announced of Friday, as well.
The Police also drew up four criminal files for thwarting disease control, criminalised under Article 352 of the Criminal Code.
Timis and Maramures counties, in red zone
The counties of Timis and Maramures remain in the red zone, with 3.62, namely 3.06 cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 per thousand inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.
Timis is on a slight upward trend from Thursday (3.56), and Maramures is in a slight decrease from the previous day (3.12).
Furthermore, Bucharest remains in the yellow zone regarding the infection rate with the new coronavirus, cumulated at 14 days, with 1.95, after registering 1.92 cases per thousand inhabitants, on Thursday.
Another 8 counties are in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3) and 31 counties in the green zone (under 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lower infection rate with SARS-CoV-2 being registered in Vrancea – 0.31, Tulcea – 0.55, Buzau – 0.55, Harghita – 0.56, Arges – 0.59 and Mehedinti – 0.76.
Bucharest reports highest daily case count – 379, followed by Timis, Iasi counties
The areas with the most newly confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases from the previous daily reporting are Bucharest City with 379, followed by the counties of Timis – 234, Iasi – 112, Brasov – 111, Cluj – 109, Maramures – 106, according to the report released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Mehedinti – 8, Tulcea – 9, Covasna – 10, Giurgiu – 13, Buzau – 15, Braila and Ialomita – 16 each.