As many as 3,302 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 20,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Sunday, 1,006,167 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 906,659 were declared cured.
To date, 6,978,229 RT-PCR tests and 709,625 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 14,964 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,395 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,569 on request) and 5,743 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 439 people were reconfirmed positive.
Record 1,531 COVID-19 patients in intensive care out of 13,500 hospitalisations
As many as 13,500 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, out of whom 1,531 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.
In Romania, 62,273 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 16,033 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 49,715 people are in quarantine at home and 137 in institutional quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 2,794 calls related to COVID-19 were reported to 112 emergency line.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 129
Another 129 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
According to GCS, they are 70 men and 59 women.
As many as 121 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, six deaths did not have comorbidities, and for two deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported to date.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 25,135 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, along with 189 Romanian nationals abroad.
Worldwide, 2,857,866 people have died.
Fourteen counties currently in the COVID-19 red zone
As many as 14 counties in Romania are currently in the COVID-19 red zone, their 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rates are exceeding 3 cases per 1,000 population, with Ilfov County posting yet again the highest rate at 7.67, according to data released on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
In Bucharest, the rate fell to 6.36 cases per 1,000 population from a previous 6.39.
Also in the red zone are the counties of Cluj – 6.12; Brasov – 4.53; Timis – 4.39; Hunedoara – 4.19; Constanta – 3.91; Alba – 3.75; Arad – 3.69; Bihor – 3.33; Sibiu – 3.29; Galati – 3.24; Valcea – 3.01, and Teleorman – 3.01.
In the yellow zone, meaning a rate of between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population, there are 24 counties, including Mures – 2.71; Salaj – 2.59; Ialomita – 2.73; Covasna – 2.94, and Arges – 2, 63.
In the green area, meaning a rate of less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population, are the counties of Suceava – 0.92; Maramures – 1.22; Gorj – 1.20, and Harghita – 1.36.
According to GCS, the most newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from previous reporting were in Bucharest – 678, followed by the counties of Ilfov – 204, and Brasov – 195.
The fewest new cases were reported by the counties of Gorj – 14 Mehedinti – 17, and Vrancea – 18.