A number of 2,419 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been registered in the last 24 hours following 16,651 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Sunday.
These are all cases that have not previously tested positive, the GCS states.
As many as 779,695 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania as of Sunday. Of these, 724,333 were declared cured.
To date, 5,874,883 RT-PCR tests and 249,466 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
The number of RT-PCR tests performed in the last 24 hours is 12,962 (7,063 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 5,683 on request), as well as 3,683 rapid antigen tests.
The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 52 in the last 24 hours – 23 men and 29 women, taking the death toll to 19,847.
One death was in the 30 – 39 age range, three were in the 50 – 59 age range, 16 in the 60 – 69 range, 19 in the 70 – 79 age category and 13 deaths in the 80-plus group.
As many as 50 of the reported deaths were in patients who had underlying medical conditions, one patient had no such conditions, and for one fatality no underlying health conditions were reported so far.
968 ICU patients, 7,182 people hospitalised with COVID-19
As many as 7,182 COVID-19 patients are being treated in health facilities, of whom 968 are in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Sunday.
38,251 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 10,317 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 56,346 people are in quarantine at home and 136 are placed in institutional quarantine.
Bucharest reports highest daily case count – 477, followed by Timis, Cluj counties
The areas with the most newly confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases from the previous daily reporting are Bucharest City with 477, followed by the counties of Timis – 235, Cluj -169, Maramures – 123, Ilfov – 121, and Brasov – 118, according to the report released on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Tulcea – 0, Valcea – 6, Ialomita – 9, Harghita – 11, Braila – 11, Calarasi – 12, Bistrita-Nasaud – 15, Vrancea – 16.
Timis County stays in red high-risk infection zone
Timis County stays in the red high-risk Covid infection zone, with a 14-day cumulative infection rate of 3.99 cases per thousand population, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday.
Maramures County remains at the tipping point in the yellow low-risk infection zone with a 14-day cumulative infection rate of 2.95 cases per thousand population, while Bucharest City reports today an infection incidence rate of 2.23, slightly higher than Saturday’s 2.12 rate.
Another six counties are in the yellow zone (with incidence rates between 1.72 and 2.95) and 33 counties are in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand population, with the lowest rates in the counties of Vrancea – 0.44, Harghita – 0.55, Arges – 0.54 and Buzau – 0.58.