A number of 6,118 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, after carrying out over 38,000 tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the quoted source states.
Until Tuesday, 868,799 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus were confirmed in Romania.
The number of cured people will be transmitted later as these data are currently unavailable due to work on the data centralization platform, GCS states.
So far, 6,361,756 RT-PCR tests and 451,560 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 26,186 RT-PCR tests were carried out (16,882 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,304 on request) and 12,185 rapid antigen tests.
Separately from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,279 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,226 patients in ICUs, 11,096 persons hospitalized
A number of 11,096 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of which 1,226 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
In total, 54,612 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 14,757 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania.
Also, 52,495 people are in quarantine at home, and 85 in institutionalized quarantine, according to the GCS.
In the past 24 hours, 5,659 calls were recorded to the unique emergency number 112 and 953 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
133 persons with SARS-CoV-2 died in last 24 hours; 21,698 deaths until now
A number of 133 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 the GCS, it is about 75 men and 58 women.
According to the GCS, 132 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for a deceased patient until now.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 21,698 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, 2,598,892 people died by March 15.
Seven counties, Capital City in red zone; infection rate in Bucharest – 4.24pct per thousand
The city of Bucharest registered a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of 4.24 per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day when it stood at 3.88, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
The red scenario also includes the counties of Timis, with an incidence of 5.86 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, Ilfov – 4.85, Brasov – 4.11, Cluj – 3.83, Hunedoara – 3.43, Alba – 3.03 and Constanta – 3.02.
Another 17 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3 per thousand), the highest infection rates being recorded in Salaj – 2.99, Giurgiu – 2.68, Arad – 2.43, Sibiu – 2.43.
Also, 17 counties are in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being registered in the Harghita – 0.87, Buzau – 0.92, Suceava – 1.03 counties.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 783 and the counties of Timis – 411, Cluj – 356, Brasov – 273, Hunedoara – 213, Constanta – 210.
The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Vrancea – 11, Tulcea – 20, Harghita – 25.
In the past 24 hours, 6,118 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded.