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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.768 of over 11.900 tests done in past 24 hrs

As many as 1,768 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with more than 11,900 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the source said.

By Monday, 1,031,072 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania, and 944,774 patients had been declared cured.

So far, 7,130,619 RT-PCR tests and 783,924 rapid antigenic tests have been processed at national level.

In the last 24 hours, 6,484 RT-PCR tests (4,277 based on case definition and medical protocol and 2,207 on request) and 5,431 rapid antigenic tests were performed.

Apart from newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 246 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,448 patients – in intensive care, 12,510 hospitalizations

 

A number of 12,510 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 1,448 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

In total, 50,090 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 12,615 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 43,665 people are in quarantine at home and 117 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.

 

149 persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours

 

As many as 149 people – 91 men and 58 women – infected with SARS-CoV-2 have passed away in the last 24 hours, hence the death toll so far hits 26,381, according to data submitted by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Monday.

GCS says that one death was recorded in the age category 30 – 39 years, four in the age category 40 – 49 years, 13 in the age category 50 – 59 years, 31 in the age category 60 – 69 years, 53 in the age category 70 – 79 years and 47 in the category over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 147 of the deaths occurred in patients with comorbidities, one deceased patient had no comorbidities, and for another no comorbidities had been reported to date.

GCS also informs that 189 Romanian citizens abroad died from COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic.

 

Seven counties, Bucharest, in red zone of infection

 

Seven counties and Bucharest are in the red zone, recording an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of more than 3 cases per thousand inhabitants, according to data transmitted on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

Ilfov County remains with the highest incidence rate – 5.30, down from 5.66 the previous day, as did Bucharest, which decreases from 5.19 to 5.01 cases per thousand inhabitants.

In the red zone there are also the counties of Cluj – 4.93, Brasov – 3.39, Hunedoara – 3.27, Timis – 3.22, Alba – 3.15, Arad – 3.15, all down from Sunday.

According to GCS, most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are in Bucharest – 582, followed by the counties of Cluj – 134, Ilfov – 120 and Constanta – 104.

 

Via Agerpres

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