A number of 2,712 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 33,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS says.
As of Friday, 774,555 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 719,693 were declared cured.
Until now, 5,831,513 RT-PCR tests and 238,321 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 25,447 RT-PCR tests were carried out (15,249 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,198 on request) and 7,669 rapid antigen tests.
Also, since the last information made by the GCS, the results of 1,395 tests processed before the last 24 hours and transmitted until February 19 have been reported.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 79
Another 79 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
According to GCS, they are 45 men and 34 women – people hospitalized in Alba, Arad, Bacau, Bihor, Botosani, Braila, Calarasi, Constanta, Dambovita, Dolj, Gorj, Harghita, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Prahova, Salaj, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Timis, Valcea, Vaslui, Vrancea, Ilfov and Bucharest City.
One death was recorded in the age group 30-39 years; two in the age group 40-49 years; nine in the age group 50-59 years; 22 in the age group 60-69 years; 27 in the age group 70-79 years, and 18 in the over 80s.
Seventy-six of the deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, one patient did not show comorbidities, and for two others no comorbidities have been reported so far.
949 patients in ICUs, 6,982 persons hospitalized
A number of 6,982 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 949 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.
In Romania, 40,138 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 10,145 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 60,301 people are in quarantine at home, and 136 in institutionalized quarantine.
Bucharest City reporting most new COVID-19 cases: 404; Timis, Cluj counties next
The areas with the most newly confirmed COVID-19 cases from the previous reporting are Bucharest City – 404, followed by the counties of Timis – 241; Cluj – 182; Maramures – 140, Ilfov – 139, Brasov – 130, according to data released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Giurgiu – 12; Mehedinti – 14; Covasna and Olt – 17; Braila – 20, and Calarasi – 22.
Romania’s daily COVID-19 case count rose by 2,712 on Friday from the previous reporting following national tests.
Timis County, still in COVID-19 red zone
Timis County remains in the COVID-19 red zone, with a 14-days cumulative rate of 3.89 cases per 1,000 population, slightly higher than the previously reporting 3.86, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday.
Maramures County remains at the limit in the yellow scenario, with a rate of 2.99 cases per 1,000 population, unchanged from the previous reporting.
Also, the city of Bucharest is in the yellow zone, with 2.22 cases per 1,000 population, slightly higher than on Thursday’s reporting.
Six other counties are in the yellow zone (a rate between 1.5 and 2.51) and 33 counties in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population), with the lowest rate reported in the counties of Vrancea – 0.44; Arges – 0.53; Tulcea – 0.52; Harghita – 0.53; and Buzau – 0.58.