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GCS: Romania COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.850 in the last 24 hours, following over 35.400 tests performed nationwide

As many as 1,850 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 35,400 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

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

As of Thursday, 1,053,629 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 985,827 were declared cured.

To date, 7,341,747 RT-PCR tests and 883,749 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 25,351 RT-PCR tests were performed (12,806 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,545 on request) and 10,091 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 436 people were reconfirmed positive.


138 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 die in last 24 hours


A number of 138 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to the GCS, it is about 68 men and 70 women.

According to the GCS, 132 of the deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, three patients did not have comorbidities, and for another three no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 27,971 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

At the same time, 190 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.


1,295 COVID-19 patients in intensive care out of 8,892 hospitalisations

As many as 8,892 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, out of whom 1,295 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

In Romania, 30,903 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 9,040 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 45,335 people are in quarantine at home and 101 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,826 calls were reported to the 112 emergency line and 753 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free COVID-19 info line.


Bucharest decreases to 3.09 SARS-CoV-2 cases per 1,000 people


Only Bucharest remains in the red zone, with 3.09 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous day, when the incidence was 3.12, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

A number of 21 counties are in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3), the highest infection rates being in Cluj – 2.90, Ilfov – 2.85, Alba – 2.23, Arad – 2.20, Bihor – 2.21.

Also, 20 counties are in the green area (less than 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants), the lowest rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection being registered in Suceava – 0.44, Gorj – 0.48, Maramures – 0.52.

According to the GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest – 426 and Prahova counties – 87, Timisoara – 83, Ilfov – 81 and Arges – 72.

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Gorj – 11, Tulcea, Ialomita and Satu Mare – 13, Suceava – 15 and Mehedinti – 16.


Via Agerpres

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