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GCS: 1.632 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, out of over 38.000 tests processed in past 24hrs

As many as 1,632 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with 38,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

These are cases that have not been confirmed positive before, the quoted source mentions.

As of Thursday, 1,062,527 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania, and 1,005,623 patients have been declared cured.

To date, 7,446,397 RT-PCR tests and 934,640 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 25,848 RT-PCR tests were performed (13,981 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,867 on request) and 12,625 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 352 people were reconfirmed positive.


1,100 people in intensive care out of 7,346 hospitalizations


As many as 7,346 COVID-19 patients are being treated in health facilities, of whom 1,100 are in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.

22,269 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 are in isolation at home, and 7,496 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 49,568 people are in quarantine at home and 107 are placed in institutional quarantine, the GCS said.


94 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the past 24 hours


A number of 94 people – 46 male and 48 female – infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to the data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

Among these, 6 deaths were recorded for the 40-49 age category, 6 deaths for the 50-59 year category, 31 deaths or the 60-69 category, 28 deaths for the 70-79 category and 23 deaths for the over 80 category.

According to the GCS, 88 of these recorded deaths are of patients who presented comorbidities, 3 deceased patients did not present comorbidities, and for 3 deceased patients are not reported comorbidities until now.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 28,710 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

Furthermore, 190 Romanian citizens living abroad have died because of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.


Bucharest, five counties – in yellow scenario for SARS-CoV-2 infection rate


Bucharest and five counties are in the yellow scenario for SARS-CoV-2 infection rate, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

Bucharest recorded an incidence rate of 2.07 cases per thousand, dropping from 2.17 the previous day.

Also in the yellow zone (incidence between 1.5 and 3 per thousand inhabitants) are the counties of Ilfov – 1.91, Cluj – 1.89, Alba – 1.73, Caras-Severin – 1.62, Bihor – 1.58.


Via Agerpres

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