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August 13, 2022

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 241 following over 26.000 tests nationwide

Romania’s SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 241 in the last 24 hours following 26,785 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Tuesday.

These are all cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.

As of today there were 1,077,978 cases of novel coronavirus infection confirmed in Romania, of which 1,040,527 were declared cured.

According to the GCS, 7,914,419 RT-PCR tests and 1,173,496 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide, with 18,062 RT-PCR tests run in the last 24 hours (8,630 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,432 on request); as many as 8,723 rapid antigen tests were also administered in the past 24 hours.


410 patients – in intensive care; in 2,159 hospitalizations


A number of 2,159 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 410 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.

Overall, 5,583 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 2,592 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

Also, 28,900 people are in quarantine at home and 52 in institutionalized quarantine.


Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 41 to 30,353


A number of 41 people – 22 men and 19 women – infected with SARS-CoV-2 died in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to the GCS, six 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 in the country, following verifications. Thus, four of the deaths occurred in January, two in February, all in Bacau County.

According to GCS, one death was recorded in the 60-69 years age category, 12 deaths in the 70-79 years age category and 18 deaths in the age category over 80 years.

As many as 39 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had co-morbidities, and one deceased patient did not present any underlying medical conditions.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 30,353 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania, along with 191 Romanian nationals abroad.


Green scenario, nationwide; highest incidence – in Alba County


The capital and all the counties of the country remain in the green scenario in terms of SARS-CoV-2 infections, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants being registered in Alba – 0.53, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs, on Tuesday.

In Bucharest, the infection rate continues to decrease, with an incidence of 0.32 cases per thousand inhabitants, compared to 0.35 the previous day. The lowest incidence rate in the country is registered in Gorj County, namely 0.09 cases per thousand inhabitants.

According to GCS, two counties and the Capital had at least 10 new COVID-19 cases confirmed compared to the last report, namely Bucharest – 45, Prahova – 22, Arges – 10.

No new cases were reported in the counties of Bistrita-Nasaud, Calarasi, Covasna, Galati, Gorj, Salaj.


Via Agerpres

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