As many as 6,115 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 Thursday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Thursday, 958,918 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 856,405 were declared cured.
To date, 6,744,605 RT-PCR tests and 615,745 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 29,901 RT-PCR tests were performed (18,430 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,471 on request) and 12,081 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,135 people were reconfirmed positive.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 136 to 23,674
Another 136 Romanians 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.
According to GCS, they are 76 men and 60 women.
As many as 122 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, eight deaths did not have comorbidities, and for six deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported to date.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 23,674 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, along with 189 Romanian nationals abroad.
Worldwide, as of March 31, 2,721,891 people died.
1,434 patients in ICU; hospitalized persons – 13,252
A number of 13,252 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 1,434 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
In total, 68,893 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 16,288 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania.
Also, 49,147 people are in quarantine at home and 108 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.
In the last 24 hours, 5,077 calls were registered to the emergency number 112 and 605 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
Ilfov County reports highest COVID-19 cumulative rate at 9.45
Ilfov County has the highest 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate of 9.45 cases per 1,000 population, up from a previous rate of 9.37, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.
Bucharest City reported a rate of 7.06 cases per 1,000 population, a slight decrease a previous 7.08.
Also in the red zone are the counties of Cluj – 6.23; Timis – 5.65; Brasov – 5.16; Hunedoara – 4.73; Constanta – 4.29; Alba – 3.70; Arad – 3.54; Sibiu – 3.45; Giurgiu – 3.45; Galati – 3.14; Valcea – 3.09, and Salaj – 3.08.
Another 25 counties are in the yellow zone, meaning a rate of between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population, including Bihor – 2.95; Braila – 2.92, and Dolj – 2.89.
In the green area meaning a rate of less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population, are three counties, with the lowest rates reported by the counties of Suceava – 1.04; Harghita – 1.22, and Vrancea – 1.28.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the previous reporting report are Bucharest City – 1,165, followed by the counties of Cluj – 485, Constanta – 251, Iasi – 232, and Ilfov – 226.
The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Gorj – 31, Mehedinti – 34, and Tulcea – 37.