A number of 6,186 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, as a result of over 39,000 tests processed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the quoted source states.
As of Wednesday, 874,985 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 790,813 were declared cured.
A number of 6,389,800 RT-PCR tests and 463,418 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide to date.
In the last 24 hours, 27,983 RT-PCR tests were performed (18,881 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,102 on request) and 11,858 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who had previously tested positive, 1,169 people were reconfirmed as positive.
89 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in past 24 hours; death toll reaches 21,787
A number of 89 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data reported on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to GCS, the information refers to 45 men and 44 women.
According to the GCS, 85 of the deaths were reported in patients who experienced comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported so far for four patients who died.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 21,787 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 16.
1,266 patients in ICU; hospitalized – 11,361
A number of 11,361 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 1,266 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.
In total, 71,027 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 14,956 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania.
Also, 67,896 people are in quarantine at home, and 728 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.
Salaj county enters red zone, Bucharest is up with 4.49pct per thousand inhabitants infection rate
Western Salaj County entered the red zone with a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of 3.01, on a rise compared to the previous day when it saw 2.99 infection rate, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
Bucharest City recorded a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of 4.49 per thousand inhabitants, also an increase compared to the previous day when it stood at 4.24.
The western Timis county is also in the red scenario, with an incidence of 5.86 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, followed by southeastern Ilfov – 5.35, central Brasov – 4.29, central-western Cluj – 3.93, western Hunedoara – 3.48, southeastern Constanta – 3.19, western Alba – 3.10.
Another 17 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3 per thousand), among which southern Giurgiu – 2.58, western Arad – 2.51, central Sibiu – 2.47, southern Valcea – 2.39.
Also, 16 counties are in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being recorded in central Harghita – 0.88, eastern Buzau – 1.00, northeastern Suceava – 1.08.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 1,245 and the counties of southeastern Ilfov – 433, Timis – 376, Cluj – 296, Constanta – 274, Brasov – 273.
The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Harghita – 32, southern Olt and Giurgiu – 35 each.