A number of 3,825 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were reported in the past 24 hours, with 14,000 tests carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, says the same source.
Until Monday, 940,443 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 840,127 were declared cured.
At national level, to date, 6,658,431 RT-PCR tests and 577,996 rapid antigen tests have been processed.
In the past 24 hours, 8,353 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,323 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,030 on request) and 6,002 rapid antigen tests.
Besides the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 685 people were reconfirmed to be positive.
120 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in last 24 hours
A number of 120 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to GCS, these are 69 men and 51 women.
111 of the registered deaths were of some patients who presented with comorbidities, and for nine deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 23,234 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
At the same time, 189 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Worldwide, as of March 28, 2,721,891 people had died.
COVID-19 cumulative rate in Bucharest reaches 7.06 cases per 1,000 population; Ilfov County – 8.51
Bucharest City has recorded a 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate of 7.06 cases per 1,000 population, up from the previous day’s 7.02 cases per 1,000 population, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday.
Ilfov County has the highest rate of 8.51 cases per 1,000 population, up from a previous 8.49.
Also in the COVID-19 red area are the counties of Timis – 5.98; Cluj – 5.71; Brasov – 5.18; Hunedoara – 4.81; Constanta – 4.17; Alba – 3.67; Giurgiu – 3.56; Sibiu – 3.38; Arad – 3.35, and Salaj – 3.10.
Another 25 counties are in the yellow zone, meaning a rate of between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population, including: Galati – 2.93; Valcea – 2.90; Dolj – 2.89; Bihor – 2.84; Braila – 2.72.
In the green area, meaning a rate of less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population, there are five counties, with the lowest rate being reported by the counties of Suceava – 1.07; Harghita – 1.20, and Vrancea – 1.27.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the previous reporting are Bucharest City- 1,105, and the countires of Ilfov – 327, Constanta – 288, Cluj – 280, and Galati – 198.
The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Covasna – 1, Harghita – 9, Salaj – 14, and Bistrita-Nasaud – 20.
In the last 24 hours, 3,825 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in Romania.
Arafat: Increases in incidence rate in 32 counties
The head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Raed Arafat, said on Monday that in 32 counties there are increases in the incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections and it is possible that in Bucharest it reaches 7.5 per thousand inhabitants.
“There are increases in 32 counties, but there are some counties where their growth may be more significant and attract our attention more. These measures, after the incidence, become very important. (…) When you reach an incidence, you apply measures,” Arafat said after attending the PNL [National Liberal Party] leadership meeting.
Asked if there would be more restrictions, Raed Arafat replied: “More than it is now will not be.”
According to the head of DSU, it is possible that in Bucharest the incidence rate of 7.5 per thousand inhabitants will be exceeded.
“It is possible, in the way it is growing. We will see today how much Bucharest is, but yesterday, compared to the other day, it was an increase and today it could be an increase. It is possible to reach 7.5 per thousand and then the rules of 7.5 per thousand apply,” said Raed Arafat.