As many as 4,278 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 35,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Wednesday, 812,318 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 746,779 were declared cured.
To date, 6,079,276 RT-PCR tests and 324,488 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 26,392 RT-PCR tests were performed (17,749 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 8,643 on request) and 8,699 rapid antigen tests.
Also, since the previous GCS reporting, the results of 225 tests processed before the last 24 hours and submitted by March 3 were reported.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 966 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,032 COVID-19 patients in ICUs; 8,795 hospitalised
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that 8,795 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised on Wednesday in specialized health units, of whom 1,032 in intensive care.
In total, 43,457 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 12,527 are in institutional isolation in Romania.
Also, 57,455 people are in quarantine at home, and in institutional quarantine – 127, according to GCS.
In the last 24 hours, 3,523 calls were registered to the single emergency number 112 and 719 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), opened especially for informing citizens.
77 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours
A number of 77 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Wednesday.
According to GCS, it is about 40 men and 37 women.
75 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for two deceased patients so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 20,586 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania. As many as 186 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19.
Worldwide, 2,484,324 people had died until March 2.
Brasov County switches to red zone
Brasov County has switched to the red zone, with 3.04 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, after a day ago it had 2.94, the Strategic Communications Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
Ilfov County remains in the red zone, with 3.04 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day, when it had 3.01, the same as the Maramures County, where the rate is 3.04, decreasing compared to the previous day, when the incidence was 3.07.
Also in the red zone remain the Cluj, with 3.42 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day, when it had 3.20, and Timis counties, the latter with 5.24 cases per thousand inhabitants, increasing from 5.02.
Capital City Bucharest is in the yellow zone in terms of the rate of infection with the novel coronavirus cumulated at 14 days, with 2.71 cases per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day, when it registered 2.56 cases per thousand inhabitants.
Another 10 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3), the highest infection rates having been recorded in Hunedoara – 2.54, Alba – 2.35 and Salaj – 2.20.
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, Harghita and Prahova – 0.73, Vrancea – 0.77 and Olt – 0.78.
According to the GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report are Bucharest – 707 and Timis counties – 415, Cluj – 309, Brasov – 191, Ilfov – 162, Iasi – 157, Dolj – 123, Constanta – 115, Maramures – 114, Bihor – 111, Sibiu and Hunedoara – 106.
The fewest new cases were registered in the Olt – 19, Buzau – 20 and Tulcea – 23 counties.