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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 2.096 in past 24 hours following 11.500 test performed nationwide

As many as 2,096 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 11,500 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday.

These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

As of Monday, 804,090 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 741,471 were declared cured.

To date, 6,029,263 RT-PCR tests and 305,637 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide

In the last 24 hours, 6,616 RT-PCR tests were performed (4,431 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,185 on request) and 4,977 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 456 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,022 patients – in intensive care; hospitalised persons – 8,334

 

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that 8,334 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised on Monday in specialised health units, of whom 1,022 people are in intensive care.

In total, 40,955 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 12,014 are in institutional isolation in Romania.

Also, 48,932 people are in quarantine at home, and in institutional quarantine – 130, according to GCS.

In the last 24 hours, 2,146 calls were registered to the unique emergency number 112.

 

Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 53 to 20,403

 

A number of 53 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to GCS, there are about 29 men and 24 women, hospitalized in hospitals in Arges, Arad, Bacau, Bihor, Brasov, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Dolj, Gorj, Iasi, Maramures, Mehedinti, Satu Mare, Salaj, Sibiu , Suceava, Timis, Ilfov and Bucharest.

Of these, two deaths were recorded in the 40-49 years age category, 4 deaths in the 50-59 years age category, 17 deaths in the 60-69 years age group, 16 deaths in the 70-79 years age group and 14 deaths in the over 80 years age group.

As many as 47 deaths were reported in patients who had co-morbidities, five did not have any underlying medical conditions, and for one deceased patient no co-morbidities have been reported so far.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 20,403 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania. 186 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19.

 

Via Agerpres

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