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GCS: Romania registers 4.942 new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 at over 39.000 tests done in last 24 hours

A number of 4,942 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours, with over 39,000 tests being done, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed, on Friday.

These are cases that did not have a positive test prior, the quoted source specifies.

Until Friday, on Romania’s territory, there were 998,555 cases confirmed with people infected with the novel coronavirus. Of these, 896,573 were declared cured, the GCS specifies.

At a national level, until this time, there were 6,936,614 RT-PCR tests done and 694,261 quick antigenic tests.

In the last 24 hours there were 28,786 RT-PCR tests done (16,720 on the basis of the case definition and medical protocol and 12,066 upon request) and 10,724 quick antigenic tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, upon retesting patients who were already positive, 1,209 were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,496 patients in intensive care, 13,748 hospitalized

 

A number of 13,748 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 1,496 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.

In total, 64,525 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 16,675 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 49,003 people are in quarantine at home and 102 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.

 

134 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in the past 24 hours taking the total death toll to 24,867

 

As many as 134 people – 53 men and 81 women – infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data submitted by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Friday.

 

One death was recorded in the 20-29 age category, two deaths in the 30-39 year category, six deaths in the 40-49 age category, ten deaths in the 50-59 year old category, 30 deaths in the 60-69 year category, 38 deaths in the 70-79 age category and 47 deaths in the over 80-year age group.

128 of the deaths were recorded in patients with medical pre-condition, one deceased patient had no associated diseases, and no comorbidities had been reported for five patients to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 24,867 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, and 189 Romanian citizens have passed away abroad.

 

Ilfov county remains in red scenario, followed by Bucharest

 

Ilfov remains the county with the largest incidence rate, 8.5 cases per thousand inhabitants, dropping from the previous day (8.58), followed by Bucharest, with 6.67 cases per thousand inhabitants, from the previous day of 6.81, according to the data communicated on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The county of Teleorman has entered the red scenario, registering an infection rate with SARS-CoV-2 of 3 cases per thousand inhabitants, rising from the previous day (2.96), according to the GCS.

The following counties are also in the red scenario: Cluj – 6.48, Brasov – 4.81, Timis – 4.67, Hunedoara – 4.37, Constanta – 4.11, Arad – 3.92, Alba – 3.78, Sibiu – 3.31, Galati – 3.30, Bihor – 3.28, Valcea – 3.06.

Via Agerpres

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