As many as 4,271 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 Thursday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Thursday, 816,589 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 749,673 were declared cured.
To date, 6,105,686 RT-PCR tests and 334,027 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 26,410 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,885 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,525 on request) and 9,539 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 832 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,070 patients in intensive care, 9,035 persons hospitalized
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that 9,035 people infected with COVID-19 are hospitalized on Thursday in specialized health units, of whom 1,070 in intensive care.
In total, 44,712 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 13,011 are in institutional isolation in Romania.
Also, 50,327 people are in quarantine at home and 120 in institutional quarantine – according to GCS.
In the past 24 hours, 3,667 calls were registered to the single emergency number 112 and 589 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), established especially for informing citizens.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 98 to 20,684
Another 98 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
According to GCS, they are 58 men and 40 women.
As many as 94 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, and for four patients who died no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 20,684 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, along with 186 Romanian nationals abroad.
Worldwide, as of March 3, 2,484,324 people died.
Five counties still in red zone
Five counties remain in the red zone, most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants being in Timis – 5.35, increasing from the previous day from 5.24, and in Cluj – 3.40, in a small decrease from Wednesday, when the incidence was 3.42, announced on Thursday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
Ilfov County remains in the red zone, with 3.07 cases of sars-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, increasing from the previous day, when it had 3.04, and Maramures County, where the rate is 3.01, down from the previous day when the incidence was 3.04.
Brasov County also remains in the red area, with 3.14 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, from 3.04 the previous day.