As many as 153 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, in 9,815 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the source states.
As of Monday, 1,077,737 cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania, and 1,039,821 patients have been declared cured.
To date, 7,896,357 RT-PCR tests and 1,164,773 rapid antigen tests have been processed countrywide.
In the last 24 hours, 4,877 RT-PCR tests were performed (2,372 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,505 on request) and 4,938 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 47 people were reconfirmed positive.
425 patients – in ICU, from 2,350 people admitted
A number of 2,350 people with COVID-19 are admitted in profile sanitary units, of whom 425 are in the ICU, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.
In total, 5,887 people confirmed with being infected with SARS-CoV-2 are in home isolation and 2,708 are in institutional isolation throughout Romania’s territory, the GCS specifies.
Furthermore, 30,635 people are in home quarantine and 54 in institutional quarantine.
36 deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infections reported in the past 24 hours
A number of 36 deaths – 18 men and 18 women – from SARS-CoV-2 infection have been reported in the past 24 hours, according to data released Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), taking the COVID-19 death toll to 30,312.
According to the GCS, five of these deaths predate the above-mentioned interval and were entered in the database, at the request of the Ministry of Health, by the Public Health Directorates of the country, following the verifications performed. Thus, one death occurred in October 2020, 3 in December 2020, another in January 2021, all in Bacau County.
According to GCS, out of the 36 deaths, one death was recorded in the age category 40-49 years, one death in the age category 50-59 years, 4 deaths in the age category 60-69 years, 19 deaths in the age category age 70-79 years and 11 deaths in the age category over 80 years.
As many as 34 of the registered deaths were of some patients who presented comorbidities, and 2 deceased patients did not present any comorbidities.
In total, 30,312 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection died in Romania.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 191 Romanian citizens abroad and detected with COVID-19 have died.
Green scenario throughout entire Romania
Bucharest and all the counties of the country remain in the green scenario from the point of view of SARS-CoV-2 infections, the highest incidence rate per thousand inhabitants being in Alba County – 0.57, informs, on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
In Bucharest the infection rate continues to drop, with an incidence of 0.35 cases per thousand inhabitants, down from 0.39 the previous day. The lowest incidence rate in Romania is in Gorj County, namely 0.10 cases per thousand inhabitants.
According to the GCS, three counties and Bucharest had a minimum of 10 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the last report, specifically Bucharest – 23, Cluj County -14, Prahova County – 15, Sibiu County – 10.