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GCS: 2.815 new cases of COVID-19 in Romania; almost 35.000 tests carried out in past 24 hours

A number of 2,815 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the past 24 hours, following almost 35,000 tests carried out nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

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

As of Wednesday, 768,785 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 714,709 were declared cured.

To date, 5,777,072 RT-PCR tests and 222,655 rapid antigenic tests have been processed to date.

In the past 24 hours, 27,362 RT-PCR tests were performed (18,188 based on the case definition and the medical protocol and 9,174 on request) and 7,567 rapid antigen tests.

Also, since the last report made by GCS, there were reported the results of 189 tests processed before the past 24 hours and sent until February 17.

 

Another 62 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died

 

Another 62 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to GCS, it is about 37 men and 25 women.

As many as 58 deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, two deceased patients did not show comorbidities, and for two deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.

 

935 COVID-19 patients in intensive care out of 6,895 hospitalisations

 

As many as 6,895 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, out of whom 935 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.

In Romania, 40,027 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 9,877 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 61,006 people are in quarantine at home and 134 in institutional quarantine.

 

Timis, Maramures counties stay in the red zone; Bucharest – 2.09pct infection rate

 

Timis County stays in the red zone, with 3.84 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, slightly higher than the previous day (3.76), the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

The Maramures County also stays in the red zone with an incidence of 3.02 cases per thousand inhabitants, a slight increase compared to the previous day (3.01).

Also, the city of Bucharest remains in the yellow zone in terms of the rate of infection with the novel coronavirus cumulated at 14 days, with 2.09, the same as on Tuesday.

Another 5 counties are in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.66 and 2.43) and 34 counties in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection having been recorded in Vrancea – 0.4; Tulcea – 0.54; Arges – 0.56; Buzau – 0.57; Braila – 0.57; Harghita – 0.56; Covasna – 0.6.

 

Bucharest has most new cases 373, followed by Timis, Cluj

 

The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 373, followed by the counties of Timis – 242, Ilfov – 137, Maramures – 129, Cluj – 126 and Brasov – 114, according to the data transmitted on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Braila – 12, Tulcea – 14, Calarasi – 15 and Giurgiu and Harghita – with 16 cases each.

 

Via Agerpres

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