As many as 3,264 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 36,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Friday, 1,023,565 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 930,942 were declared cured.
To date, 7,086,549 RT-PCR tests and 760,991 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 24,630 RT-PCR tests were performed (13,564 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,066 on request) and 11,838 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 619 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,483 patients in intensive care; 12,887 hospitalized
A number of 12,887 people infected with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, out of whom 1,493 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.
In total, 55,374 people confirmed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 12,598 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.
Also, 55,374 people are in quarantine at home and 12,598 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.
In the last 24 hours, 3,080 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 591 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
137 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in last 24 hours
A number of 137 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
According to the GCS, there are 71 men and 66 women.
According to the GCS, 123 of the deaths were from comorbidities, ten deceased patients had no associated disease, and no comorbidities have been reported so far for four deceased patients.
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 25,937 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, 2,944,827 people have died from SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Eleven counties in COVID-19 red zone, with over 3 cases per 1,000 population; Bucharest at 5.47
As many as 11 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 reporting the highest rate, at 6.33 according to data released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
In Bucharest, the rate fell to 5.47 cases per 1,000 population from a previous 5.75.
Also in the red zone are the counties of Cluj – 5.54; Brasov – 3.90; Hunedoara – 3.86; Timis – 3.76; Alba – 3.50; Arad – 3.34; Constanta – 3.28; Bihor – 3.22, 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 Covasna – 2.92; Galati – 2.90; Teleorman – 2.86, and Valcea – 2.75.
There are five counties in the green area, meaning a rate of less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population: Suceava – 0.84; Gorj – 0.96; Maramures – 1.00; Vaslui – 1.29, and Harghita – 1.40.
According to GCS, the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection from the previous reporting are in Bucharest – 571, followed by the counties of Cluj – 241, Constanta – 150, and Iasi – 128.
The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Gorj – 10, Maramures – 13, and Valcea – 22.