A number of 3,288 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, according to the GCS.
As of Sunday, 828,283 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 754,335 were declared cured by Saturday, the data for Sunday will be released later, as the platform centralising the data is under maintenance.
To date, 6,172,074 RT-PCR tests and 356,196 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 13,079 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,378 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 5,701 on request) and 5,096 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 464 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,093 patients – in intensive care; hospitalised persons – 9,560
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that 9,560 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised on Sunday in health units, of whom 1,093 in intensive care.
In total, 47,069 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 13,771 are in institutional isolation in Romania.
Also, 50,503 people are in quarantine at home, and 114 in institutional quarantine, according to GCS.
In the last 24 hours, 2,459 calls were registered to the single emergency number 112.
46 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in past 24 hours; death toll so far 20,900
A number of 46 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, of whom one in the age category 40-49 years, according to data the Communication Group Strategy (GCS) released on Sunday.
According to GCS, these were 19 men and 27 women hospitalised in hospitals in the counties of Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Braila, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Calarasi, Cluj, Constanta, Hunedoara, Maramures, Mehedinti, Neamt, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Timis, Tulcea, Vaslui, Valcea, Vrancea and in Bucharest.
One death was recorded in the age group 40-49 years, four deaths in the age category 50-59 years, 9 deaths in the age category 60-69 years, 18 deaths in the age category 70-79 years and 14 deaths in the category of over 80 years.
45 of the registered deaths are of some patients who presented comorbidities, and for one deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 20,900 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania. A total of 186 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19.
Worldwide, 2,536,888 people died by March 6.