As many as 6,156 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 41,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Wednesday, 952,803 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 850,672 were declared cured.
To date, 6,714,704 RT-PCR tests and 603,664 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 28,983 RT-PCR tests were performed (19,008 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,975 on request) and 12,515 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,308 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,412 patients – in intensive care; 13,248 people hospitalized
A number of 13,248 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 1,412 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
In total, 69,377 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 16,472 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania.
Also, 49,682 people are in quarantine at home and 105 in institutionalized quarantine, according to the GCS.
In the past 24 hours, 5,134 calls were registered to the unique emergency number 112 and 659 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
129 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in past 24 hours; death toll 23,538
A number of 129 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data reported on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to the GCS, 70 men and 59 women have died in the reference interval.
126 of the registered deaths were of patients who had comorbidities, two deceased patients did not have with comorbidities, and for one deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 23,538 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, 2,721,891 people died until March 30.
Valcea County has entered red zone
Valcea County has entered the red zone of infection with the novel coronavirus with an incidence rate of 3 cases per thousand inhabitants, up compared to the previous day’s 2.91, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.
The city of Bucharest registered an infection rate of 7.08 cases per thousand inhabitants, on the rise from the previous day (7.02).
Ilfov County has the highest incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection, 9.37 cases per thousand inhabitants, also on the rise from the previous day (9.12).
In the red zone there are also the counties of Timis – 5.84, Cluj – 5.93, Brasov – 5.18, Constanta 4.34, Hunedoara – 4.75, Alba – 3.67, Arad – 3.49, Sibiu – 3.48, Giurgiu – 3.45, Galati – 3.08, Salaj – 3.06.
According to the GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 940, Cluj – 355, Ilfov – 350, Brasov – 229, Constanta – 229, Timis – 220.
The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Tulcea – 37, Harghita – 41, Gorj – 46, Vrancea – 47.