A number of 4,989 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, in over 40,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.
These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says the cited source.
As of Thursday, 993,613 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. Of these, 890,528 were declared cured, GCS said.
At the national level, to date, 6,907,828 RT-PCR tests and 683,537 rapid antigen tests have been processed.
In the last 24 hours, 29,278 RT-PCR tests were performed (17,439 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,839 on request) and 11,214 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, 1,214 people retested positive.
1,495 patients in ICUs out of 13,859 hospitalised
As many as 13,859 people with COVID-19 are admitted in health facilities, of whom 1,495 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
Per total, 67,560 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 16,271 are in institutional isolation on Romanian territory, GCS said.
Moreover, 48,327 people are in quarantine at home and 95 are in institutional quarantine.
172 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in the last 24 hours, death toll reaching 24,333
A number of 172 people – 99 male and 73 female – infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to the data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
One casualty was registered for the 30-39 age category, 6 casualties for the 40-49 age category, 19 casualties for the 50-59 year category, 40 casualties for the 60-69 category, 56 casualties for the 70-79 age group and 50 causalities for the over 80 age category.
155 casualties were registered in patients who presented comorbidities, 9 deceased patients did not present associated illness, and for 7 there were no reported comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic until now, 24,733 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 have died in Romania, to whom 189 Romanian citizens from abroad add, having passed away due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Ilfov County tops positivity ranking, followed by Bucharest
Ilfov County remains the area with the highest SARS-CoV-2 positivity rate, at 8.58 cases per thousand population, slightly down from 8.66 the previous day, shows data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group.
The 14-day cumulative infection rate is going down in Bucharest too, standing at 6.81 cases per thousand population, compared to 6.91 the previous day.
The other counties in the red high-risk COVID positivity zone are Cluj – with 6.52, Brasov – 4.92, Timisoara – 4.84, Hunedoara – 4.51, Constanta – 4.22, Alba – 3.87, Arad – 3.79, Sibiu – 3.44, Galati – 3.38, Bihor – 3.26, Valcea – 3.16.