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August 18, 2022

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 321, following over 32.800 tests nationwide

As many as 321 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 32,800 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, 1,077,161 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,037,729 were declared cured.

To date, 7,860,372 RT-PCR tests and 1,144,977 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 22,600 RT-PCR tests were performed (9,860 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,740 on request) and 10,268 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 85 people were reconfirmed positive.


459 patients – in intensive care; 2,659 persons hospitalized


A number of 2,659 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 459 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

In total, 7,521 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 2,968 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 34,616 people are in quarantine at home and 81 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, 587 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 790 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.


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


A number of 43 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, according to data transmitted on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

It is about are 29 men and 14 women who were hospitalized.

According to the GCS, 40 of the recorded deaths were in patients who have experienced comorbidities, and for three deaths no comorbidities have been reported to date.

In total, 30,174 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, 191 Romanian citizens abroad with COVID-19 have died.


Cumulative COVID-19 rate continues to dip in Bucharest City to 0.46


Bucharest City and all of Romania’s counties stay in the COVID-19 green area in terms of the 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate, according to data released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

In Bucharest, the rate continues to decrease, to 0.46 cases per 1,000 population from a previous 0.50.

The highest rate continued to be reported in Alba County – 0.70 cases per 1,000 population. The lowest rate was reported in Gorj County, 0.11 cases per 1,000 population.

According to GCS, 9 counties and Bucharest City had more than 10 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases from previous reporting: Bucharest City – 34, the counties of Prahova – 17, Brasov – 16, Ilfov and Arges – 14 each, Iasi and Timis – 12, Galati – 11, Alba and Harghita – 10 each.

The fewest new cases were reported in the counties of Giurgiu, Gorj, Satu Mare, Salaj and Tulcea – one case, while Mures County did not report any new case.

Via Agerpres

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