As many as 3,852 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 Thursday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Thursday, 1,020,301 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 925,395 were declared cured.
To date, 7,061,866 RT-PCR tests and 749,153 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 26,132 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,640 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,492 on request) and 11,385 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,046 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,518 patients – in ICU; hospitalised persons – 13,050
A number of 13,050 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 1,518 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
In total, 56,925 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 12,605 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.
Also, 46,380 people are in quarantine at home and in institutionalized quarantine – 128, according to GCS.
In the last 24 hours, 3,333 calls were registered to the unique emergency number 112 and 552 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
195 persons with SARS-CoV-2 die in last 24 hours
A number of 195 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to the GCS, there are 109 men and 86 women.
According to the GCS, 183 of the deaths were in patients with comorbidities, eight deceased patients did not have comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported so far for four deceased patients.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 25,800 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania. At the same time, 189 Romanian citizens abroad died due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Worldwide, 2,857,866 people have died.
Eleven counties in COVID-19 red zone, with over 3 cases per 1,000 population; Bucharest at 5.75
As many as 12 counties in Romania are in the COVID-19 red zone, as their 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rates exceed 3 cases per 1,000 population, with Ilfov County yet again at 6.64, the highest rate, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
In Bucharest, the rate fell to 5.75 cases per 1,000 population from a previous 5.87.
Also in the red zone are the counties of Cluj – 5.80; Brasov – 4.06; Hunedoara – 3.96; Timis – 3.89; Alba – 3.62; Constanta – 3.50; Arad – 3.48; Bihor – 3.27, and Sibiu – 3.13.
In the yellow zone, meaning a rate of between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population, there are 26 counties, including Galati – 2.99; Covasna – 2.96; Teleorman – 2.89, and Valcea – 2.80.
There are five counties in the green area, meaning a rate of less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population: Suceava – 0.89; Gorj – 1.04; Maramures – 1.10; Vaslui – 1.38, and Harghita – 1.40.
According to GCS, the most newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from the previous reporting are in Bucharest – 889, followed by the counties of Cluj – 274, Prahova – 173, Iasi – 168, and Timis – 166 counties.
The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Maramures and Suceava – 17 each, Mehedinti – 18, Tulcea – 19, and Salaj – 24.