Romania’s COVID-19 caseload increased by 6,651 in the past 24 hours following more than 41,000 national tests performed; this takes the total number of infected persons to 919,794, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.
These are all cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states. As many as 825,208 patients had been declared cured as of today.
To date, 6,579,391 RT-PCR tests and 543,346 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 30,233 RT-PCR tests were performed (19,207 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,026 on request), as well as 11,746 rapid antigen tests.
A total of 1,196 people were retested and reconfirmed positive with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the GCS adds.
1,348 patients in ICU; 12,336, hospitalised
A number of 12,336 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in specialized health units, of whom 1,348 in intensive care units, announced, on Thursday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
In total, 68,607 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are in isolation at home and 15,092 are in institutionalized isolation on Romania’s territory.
Furthermore, 71,707 people are under home quarantine, and 92 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 140 to 22,719
Another 140 Romanians, 78 men and 62 women, infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
Of these, three deaths were recorded in the 30-39 years age category, 4 deaths in the 40-49 age category, 16 deaths in the 50-59 years age group, 36 deaths in the 60-69 years age group, 39 deaths in the 70-79 years age group and 42 deaths in the over 80 years age group.
As many as 133 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had co-morbidities, one patient did not have any underlying medical conditions and for six patients who died no co-morbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 22,719 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania, along with 189 Romanian nationals abroad.
Ilfov County – 7.91 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection per thousand inhabitants
Ilfov County has the highest incidence rate of infection with the novel coronavirus, 7.91 cases per thousand inhabitants, on the increase compared to the previous day, when it stood at 7.86, the Group of Strategic Communication (GCS) announced on Thursday.
Bucharest reached an incidence of 6.50 cases per thousand inhabitants, higher from 6.37 the previous day.
High infection rates are also registered in the counties of Timis – 6.14, Cluj – 5.47, Brasov – 4.98, Hunedoara – 4.38, Constanta – 3.80, Salaj – 3.72, Alba – 3.43, Giurgiu – 3.38, Arad – 3.13, Sibiu – 3.04.
Another 25 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence rate between 1.5 and 3 per thousand), among them being: Valcea and Dolj – 2.73, Bihor – 2.67, Dambovita – 2.60, Galati – 2.49 .
There are five more counties in the green area (fewer than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being registered in Suceava – 1.06, Harghita – 1.11 and Buzau – 1.20.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 2,171, Timis – 385, Cluj – 375, Constanta – 342, Ilfov – 324, Brasov – 296.