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GCS: 6.174 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 registered in Romania in the past 24 hours following 38.000 tests nationwide

A number of 6,174 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, as a result of over 38,000 tests processed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the quoted source states.

As of Wednesday, 881,159 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 794,950 were declared cured.

A number of 6,417,364 RT-PCR tests and 474,239 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide to date.

In the last 24 hours, 27,564 RT-PCR tests were performed (17,978 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,586 on request) and 10,821 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who had previously tested positive, 1,056 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,286 patients in ICU; hospitalized – 11,478

 

A number of 11,478 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of which 1,286 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

In total, 58,387 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 15,290 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania.

Also, 54,352 people are in quarantine at home, and 85 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.

In the last 24 hours, 4,832 calls were registered to the emergency number 112 and 587 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.

 

90 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the past 24 hours; death toll reaches 21,877

 

A number of 90 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data reported on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to the GCS, it’s about 42 men and 48 women.

Also, the data says 83 deaths occurred in patients who experienced comorbidities, and five patients who died did not experience comorbidities. No comorbidities have been reported to date for two deceased patients.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 21,877 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 17.

 

Eight counties and Bucharest Municipality in the red zone

 

Bucharest City saw an increase in the infection rate with SARS-CoV-2, which reached 4.57 per thousand inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

The red scenario also includes Timis County, with an incidence of 5.90 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, Ilfov – 5.79, Brasov – 4.42, Cluj – 3.97, Hunedoara – 3.46, Constanta – 3.36, Alba – 3.21, Salaj – 3.05 counties.

Another 20 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3 per thousand), among them being Arad – 2.60, Valcea – 2.55, Giurgiu – 2.53, Sibiu – 2.48.

Also, 13 counties are in the green zone (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection having been recorded in Harghita – 0.94, Buzau – 1.02, Suceava – 1.04.

According to the GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 1,005 and Timis – 447, Ilfov – 416, Iasi – 314, Brasov – 284, Cluj – 281, Constanta – 271 counties.

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Tulcea – 25, Caras-Severin – 34, Vrancea, Calarasi and Harghita – 36 each.

 

Via Agerpres

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