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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 2.240 following over 35.000 tests nationwide

As many as 2,240 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 35,200 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.

These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

As of Wednesday, 1,051,779 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 983,040 were declared cured.

To date, 7,316,396 RT-PCR tests and 873,658 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 25,253 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,165 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,088 on request) and 10,037 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 466 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,325 COVID-19 patients in intensive care out of 9,373 hospitalisations

 

As many as 9,373 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, out of whom 1,325 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.

In Romania, 31,666 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 9,532 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 44,932 people are in quarantine at home and 100 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,940 calls were reported to the 112 emergency line and 846 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free COVID-19 info line.

 

150 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours

 

A number of 150 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to the GCS, it is about 72 men and 78 women.

According to the GCS, 140 of the registered deaths were of patients who had comorbidities, and 10 deceased patients did not have comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 27,833 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, 3,026,902 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died.

 

Capital City reaches 3.12 cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 per thousand inhabitans

 

Bucharest remains in the red zone, with 3.12 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous day, when the incidence rate was 3.25, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

Ilfov and Cluj counties are also in the red scenario, with an incidence of 3.01.

A number of 18 counties are found in the yellow zone (incidence rates between 1.5 and 3), the highest infection rates being recorded in Arad – 2.29, Bihor – 2.28, Alba – 2.26, Timis – 2, 21.

Also, 21 counties are in the green area (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being recorded in Suceava – 0.46, Gorj – 0.49 , Maramures – 0.55.

According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 308 and Cluj – 134, Mures – 131, Timis – 100 counties.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Gorj – 8, Suceava – 14, Tulcea – 15, Satu Mare – 17, Vaslui – 17, Salaj – 18 and Botosani – 18.

 

Via Agerpres

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