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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 835 following 34.000 tests nationwide

As many as 835 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 34,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday.

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

As of Friday, 1,070,605 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,022,029 were declared cured.

To date, 7,610,689 RT-PCR tests and 1,016,076 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 22,705 RT-PCR tests were performed (10,911 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,794 on request) and 11,911 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 207 people were reconfirmed positive.


809 patients in ICU; hospitalized – 5,276


A number of 5,276 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 809 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.

In total, 14,993 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 5,706 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 39,867 people are in quarantine at home and 140 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,065 calls were registered to the emergency phone number 112 and 783 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358).


Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 105 to 29,413


Another 105 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, they are 62 men and 43 women.

As many as 97 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, two deaths did not have comorbidities, and for six deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 29,413 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, along with 190 Romanian nationals abroad.


Bucharest, all counties still in green scenario


Bucharest and all counties of the country are still in the green scenario in terms of SARS-CoV-2 infections, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.

In Bucharest, the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate is 1.21 cases per thousand inhabitants, down from 1.30.

According to GCS, the areas with the most cases newly confirmed by COVID-19 compared to the last report are Bucharest – 118, Prahova – 57, Ilfov – 40.

The fewest new cases were registered in the counties of Ialomita – 3, Gorj – 4, Vaslui – 7, Giurgiu – 7.


Via Agerpres

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