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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 4.076; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 37.000

As many as 4,076 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 37,000 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 Monday, 1,016,449 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 920,653 were declared cured.

To date, 7,035,734 RT-PCR tests and 737,768 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 26,409 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,775 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,634 on request) and 10,797 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 815 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,521 patients in intensive care; 13,360 persons hospitalized

 

A number of 13,360 people infected with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of which 1,521 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

In total, 58,453 people confirmed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 15,599 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 47,088 people are in quarantine at home and 131 in institutionalized quarantine, according to the same source.

In the last 24 hours, 3,549 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 593 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.

 

Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 164 to 25,605

 

Another 164 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, they are 88 men and 76 women.

As many as 153 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, four deaths did not have comorbidities, and for seven deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 25,605 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.

 

Via Agerpres

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