As many as 2,019 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 32,200 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Tuesday, 1,049,539 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 979,445 were declared cured.
To date, 7,291,143 RT-PCR tests and 863,621 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 21,971 RT-PCR tests were performed (12,097 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,874 on request) and 10,266 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 415 people were reconfirmed positive.
Two counties, Bucharest City in COVID-19 red zone, with over 3 cases per 1,000 population
Bucharest City remains in the COVID-19 red zone in Romania, as its 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate reaches 3.25 per 1,000 population, down from a previous 3.46, according to data released on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
Ilfov County is also in the red zone, with a rate of 3.20 cases per 1,000 population, and so is Cluj County, with a rate of 3.15, both decreasing from previous reporting.
As many as 19 counties are in the yellow zone, meaning a rate of between 1.5 and 3 per 1,000 population, with the highest rates in the counties of Arad – 2.38; Bihor -2.37; Timis – 2.28; Alba – 2, 26, and Covasna – 2.22.
Also, 20 counties are in the green area, meaning a rate of less than 1.5 cases per 1,000 population, with the lowest rates in the counties of Suceava – 0.49; Gorj – 0.50 and Maramures 0.57.
According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection from the previous reporting are Bucharest City – 340 and the counties of Cluj – 125, Bihor – 93, and Timis – 72.
The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Calarasi – 5, Gorj – 8, Giurgiu, and Salaj – 9 each.
PM Citu: Romania, currently on a downward slope of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
Romania is currently on a downward slope of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday, who stressed the importance of compliance with health rules – face mask and social distancing.
Citu had a videoconference, together with the Minister of Internal Affairs, Lucian Bode, with the prefects and the heads of the territorial structures of the Ministry of the Interior.
“I would like to thank you for the way you have managed this period since the last meeting, in which we had new restrictions. At the latest meeting I said that we must all get involved to get over this third wave and the prefects, subprefects, the representatives of the Ministry of the Interior got involved and made this period pass without incidents and for that I thank you. Now we are in terms of the pandemic on a decreasing slope of this third wave and we need to consolidate this period. That is why we still need to be vigilant, this third wave has not yet passed, but it is clear that what was harder has passed and the way you have managed the observance of the rules has mattered a lot,” the prime minister said.