Romania’s SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 196 in the last 24 hours following 31,775 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.
These are all cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.
As of today there were 1,078,338 cases of novel coronavirus infection confirmed in Romania, of which 1,041,256 were declared cured.
According to the GCS, 7,945,521 RT-PCR tests and 1,190,914 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide, with 20,627 RT-PCR tests run in the last 24 hours (11,460 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 9,167 on request); as many as 11,148 rapid antigen tests were also administered in the past 24 hours.
A total of 69 people were also retested and reconfirmed positive with COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
365 patients – in intensive care in 1,929 hospitalized persons
A number of 1,929 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of whom 365 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
Overall, 4,884 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 2,376 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.
Also, 27,003 people are in quarantine at home and 34 in institutionalized quarantine.
Romania’s COVID-19 death toll rises by 84 in past 24 hours
As many as 84 deaths – 42 men and 42 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 Thursday.
According to the GCS, 68 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, four deaths occurred in October 2020, 12 in November 2020, 12 in December 2020, 9 in January 2021 and 15 in February 2021, one in March 2021, 15 in April 2021, in the counties of Dambovita, Galati, Gorj, Hunedoara, Iasi, Ilfov and the City of Bucharest..
According to the GCS, of the 84 deaths, one was registered in the category 30-39 years, three were registered in the age category 40 – 49 years, 9 in the category 50 – 59 years, 19 in the age category 60 – 69 years, 29 in the age category 70 – 79 years and 23 in the age category over 80 years old.
78 of the deaths were recorded in patients with comorbidities, while six patients did not have comorbidities.
Overall, 30,499 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection died in Romania, since the beginning of the pandemic, and 191 Romanian citizens died abroad.
All of Romania in COVID-19 green zone
Bucharest City and all of Romania’s counties remain in the COVID-19 green zone, with the highest 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate reported by Alba County – 0.48, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reports today.