A number of 6,149 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours, where over 38,000 tests were done, announced on Tuesday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
These are cases that had no prior positive test, the quoted source specifies.
Until Tuesday, on Romania’s territory, there were 907,007 confirmed cases with the novel coronavirus. Of these, 814,182 were declared cured.
At a national level, until this time, there were 6,520,795 RT-PCR tests done and 519,722 quick antigenic tests.
In the last 24 hours there were 25,734 RT-PCR tests done (16,518 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,216 upon request) and 12,687 quick antigenic tests.
Distinct from the newly confirmed cases, upon retesting patients who were already positive, 1,229 were reconfirmed positive.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 174 to 22,442
Another 174 Romanians, 96 men and 78 women, infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
Of these, two deaths were recorded in the 30-39 years age category, 5 deaths in the 40-49 years age category, 12 deaths in the 50-59 years age group, 49 deaths in the 60-69 years age group, 57 deaths in the 70-79 years age group and 49 deaths in the over 80 years age group.
As many as 163 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had co-morbidities, two patients did not have any underlying medical conditions and for nine patients who died no co-morbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 22,442 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania, along with 189 Romanian nationals abroad, GCS informs.
Bucharest, Ilfov and Timis see highest Covid infection rates
Bucharest City’s SARS-CoV-2 infection incidence rate jumped today to 6.22 cases per thousand population from 5.67 on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced.
Other counties with high infection rates are Ilfov – 7.47, Timis – 6.14, Cluj – 5.05, Brasov – 4.67, Hunedoara 4.21, Constanta – 3.68, Alba – 3.41, Salaj – 3.26, Giurgiu – 3.13.
Another 27 counties are in the yellow low-risk infection zone (with a 14-day cumulative infection rate between 1.5 and 3 per thousand population), including Sibiu – 2.99, Arad – 2.92, Dolj – 2.72 and Valcea – 2.68.
Only five counties were left in the green zone (with less than 1.5 cases per thousand population), with Suceava, Harghita and Buzau registering the lowest infection rates: 1.06 for the first two counties, and 1.17 for the latter.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 since the last report are Bucharest – 695, Cluj – 397, Timis – 371, Brasov – 319, Ilfov – 301.
The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Harghita – 20, Dolj – 24, and Covasna – 26.