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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 2.972 following over 12.000 tests nationwide

A number of 2,972 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following over 12,000 tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.

These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says GCS.

As of Monday, 862,681 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 787,392 have been declared cured.

6,335,187 RT-PCR tests and 439,375 rapid antigenic tests have been processed to date.

In the last 24 hours, 7,089 RT-PCR tests were performed (5,474 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 1,615 on request) and 5,128 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who had already tested positive, 438 people were reconfirmed as positive.

 

82 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in past 24 hours; death toll reaches 21,565

 

A number of 82 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data reported on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to GCS, it’s about 43 men and 39 women.

According to GCS, 80 of the deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, and two patients who died did not have comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 21,565 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

At the same time, 186 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Worldwide, up to March 14, 2,598,892 have people died.

 

1,225 patients in ICU; hospitalized persons – 11,238

 

A number of 11,238 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of whom 1,225 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

In total, 54,507 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 14,588 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania.

Also, 52,305 people are in quarantine at home, and 88 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.

In the last 24 hours, 3,275 calls were registered to the single emergency number 112.

 

Two counties come out of red zone; Covasna, no new coronavirus cases

 

The counties of Hunedoara and Salaj are out of the red zone on Monday, while Bucharest registered an infection rate of 3.88 cases per thousand inhabitants, down compared to the previous day, when it had an incidence of 3.98, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

The following counties are also in the red scenario: Timis, with an incidence of 5.33 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, Ilfov – 4.53, Brasov – 3.69, Cluj – 3.36.

Another 17 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3 per thousand), the highest infection rates being registered in Alba – 2.69 and Constanta – 2.74.

Also, 18 counties are in the green zone (an incidence lower 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being registered in Harghita – 0.80, Buzau – 0.84 and Suceava – 0.91.

According to statistics, the national average is 3.02 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants.

According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 531 and and the countes of Timis – 202, Ilfov – 254, Constanta – 164.

The fewest new cases were registered in Harghita – 11 and Salaj – 12 counties, and Covasna reported zero cases.

Via Agerpres

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