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GCS: Romania COVID-19 daily case count rises by 164 following over 16,700 tests in past 24 hrs

As many as 164 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, in 16,700 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

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

As of Monday, 1,078,142 cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania, and 1,040,869 patients have been declared cured.

To date, 7,924,894 RT-PCR tests and 1,179,766 rapid antigen tests have been processed countrywide.

In the last 24 hours, 10,475 RT-PCR tests were performed (4,256 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,219 on request) and 6,270 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 45 people were reconfirmed positive.


391 patients – in ICU, from 2,089 people admitted


A number of 2,089 people with COVID-19 have been admitted in profile sanitary units, among whom 391 were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.

In total, 5,117 people confirmed to being infected with SARS-CoV-2 are in home isolation, while 2,497 are in institutional isolation throughout Romania’s territory, the GCS specified.

Furthermore, 27,695 people are in home quarantine and 54 are in institutional quarantine.


62 deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infections in the past 24 hrs


As many as 62 deaths – 35 men and 27 women – due to SARS-CoV-2 infection have been reported in the past 24 hours, according to data submitted by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Wednesday.

According to the GCS, 26 of these deaths date before the above mentioned range and were entered into the database, at the request of the Ministry of Health, by the public health directorates countrywide, following the checks carried out.

Thus, one death occurred in September 2020, three in October 2020, five in November 2020, 14 in December 2020, two in January 2021 and one in February 2021 in Botosani, Calarasi and Hunedoara counties.

According to the GCS, of the 62 deaths, three were registered in the age category 40 – 49 years, six in the category 50 – 59 years, 15 in the age category 60 – 69 years, 19 in the age category 70 – 79 years and 19 in the age category over 80 years.

59 of the deaths were recorded in patients with comorbidities, while three patients did not have comorbidities.

Overall, 30,415 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection died in Romania, since the beginning of the pandemic, and 191 Romanian citizens died abroad.


Green scenario, all over the country, highest incidence rate in Alba county


The Capital and all counties from Romania remain in the green scenario regarding infection with SARS-CoV-2, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants being in western Alba County – 0.50, the Strategic Communication Group informed on Wednesday.


Via Agerpres

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