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August 8, 2022

GCS: 2.931 new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania following 35.700 tests done in last 24 hours

A number of 2,931 of new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours, out of over 35,700 tests done, informed, on Tuesday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

These are cases that did not have a positive test result prior, the quoted source specifies.

Until Tuesday, on Romania’s territory, there were 1,034,003 cases confirmed with people with the novel coronavirus, and 950,242 of patients were declared healed.

Until this time, at a national level, there were 7,154,381 RT-PCR tests done and 796,282 quick antigenic tests.

In the last 23 hours there were 23,388 RT-PCR tests (13,178 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,210 upon request) and 12,358 quick antigenic tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, upon retesting patients who were already positive, 618 were reconfirmed positive.


1,432 patients – in intensive care, 12,113 hospitalizations


A number of 12,113 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 1,432 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.

In total, 46,551 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 11,837 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 42,658 people are in quarantine at home and 131 in institutionalized quarantine, according to GCS.


Record number of deaths in the past 24 hours: 237, total death toll hits 26,618


A record number of 237 people – 145 men and 92 women – infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the past 24 hours, according to data submitted on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The GCS says that five deaths were recorded in the age category 40-49 years, 16 deaths in the age group 50-59 years, 66 deaths in the age category 60-69 years, 91 deaths in the age group 70-79 years and 59 deaths in the category over 80 years.

Also, according to the GCS, 220 deaths were recorded in patients with medical pre-condition, six of the dead patients had no comorbidities, and no medical record has been reported to date for 11 patients.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 26,618 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania along with 189 Romanian nationals abroad.


Seven counties and Capital still in red zone, down from previous day


Seven counties and the capital are in the red zone, registering an incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections of over 3 cases per thousand inhabitants, according to data transmitted on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

Ilfov County stands at the highest infection rate – 4.96, down from 5.30 the day before. In Bucharest the incidence is also down, from 5.01 to 4.71 cases per thousand inhabitants.

The following counties are also in the red zone: Cluj – 4.61, Brasov – 3.19, Hunedoara – 3.16, Timis – 3.10, Arad – 3.03, Alba – 3.02, all down compared to the day of Monday.


Via Agerpres

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