As many as 3,950 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 33,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Tuesday, 808,040 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 744,040 were declared cured.
To date, 6,052,659 RT-PCR tests and 315,789 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 23,392 RT-PCR tests were performed (15,539 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,853 on request) and 10,152 rapid antigen tests.
Also, since the previous GCS reporting, the results of 4 tests processed before the last 24 hours and submitted by March 2 were reported.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 952 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,044 patients in ICUs, 8,536 persons hospitalized
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that 8,536 people infected with COVID-19 were admitted to specialized hospitals on Tuesday, of whom 1,044 are currently in intensive care.
In total, 42,716 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 12,347 are in institutional isolation in Romania.
Also, 49,375 people are in quarantine at home, and 131 in institutional quarantine, according to GCS.
In the past 24 hours, there were recorded 3,905 calls to the single emergency number 112.
106 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours
A number of 106 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to GCS, it is about 62 men and 44 women.
105 deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, and for one deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 20,509 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania. 186 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19.
Worldwide, 2,484,324 people had died until as of March 1.
Ilfov County – in the red zone
Ilfov County has switched to the red zone, with 3.01 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day, when it recorded 2.85, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
The other counties in the red zone are Cluj, with 3.20 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day, when it had 3.15; Timis County, with 5.02 cases per thousand inhabitants and Maramures county, where the incidence rate is 3.07.
Capital City Bucharest is in the yellow zone in terms of the rate of infection with the novel coronavirus cumulated at 14 days, with 2.56 cases per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day, when it saw 2.48 cases per thousand inhabitants.
Another 11 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3), among them the highest infection rates having been recorded in Brasov – 2.94, Hunedoara – 2.52 Alba – 2.38.
A number of 26 counties are in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection having been recorded in Buzau – 0.70, Calarasi – 0.71 , Harghita – 0.72, Prahova – 0.72, Vrancea – 0.78, Olt – 0.78.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report are Bucharest – 454 and Cluj – 326 Timis – 209, Constanta – 188, Cluj – 187, Brasov – 179, Hunedoara – 126 counties.
The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Tulcea – 16, Calarasi – 17, Caras-Severin – 18.