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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 953 following over 33.000 tests nationwide

As many as 953 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 33,222 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, 1,069,770 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,020,194 were declared cured.

To date, 7,587,984 RT-PCR tests and 1,004,165 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 22,532 RT-PCR tests were performed (12,908 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,624 on request) and 10,690 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 256 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

829 patients in ICU; hospitalized – 5,475

 

A number of 5,475 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 829 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

In total, 16,007 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 5,955 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 41,631 people are in quarantine at home and 139 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,054 calls were registered to the emergency phone number 112 and 810 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358).

 

Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 75 to 29,308

 

Another 75 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, they are 47 men and 28 women.

As many as 73 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, and for two deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 29,308 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, along with 190 Romanian nationals abroad.

 

All counties, Bucharest City remain in COVID-19 green zone

 

Bucharest City and all of Romania’s counties are now in the COVID-19 green zone, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

In Bucharest, 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate is 1.30 cases per 1,000 population, down from 1.42.

According to GCS, the areas with the most newly confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are Bucharest City – 95, and the counties of Prahova – 68, Cluj – 65, and Timis – 46.

The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Gorj – 2, Ialomita – 3, Tulcea – 4, Satu-Mare – 5, and Harghita – 7.

 

Via Agerpres

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