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GCS: 202 new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 following almost 19.000 tests in the past 24hrs. All of Romania in COVID-19 green zone

202 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with almost 19,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

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

As of Tuesday, 1,079,154 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania, and 1,043,371 patients were declared cured.

To date, 8,024,302 RT-PCR tests and 1,235,570 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide. In the past 24 hours, 18,949 RT-PCR tests were performed (10,858 based on the case definition and the medical protocol and 8,091 on request) and 11,877 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 58 people were reconfirmed positively.


1,526 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized; 295 in ICU


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday that 1,526 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in specialized health units, of whom 295 in intensive care, according to data from the last 24 hours.

In Romania, 3,297 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 1,989 people are in institutional isolation.

Also, 23,076 people are in quarantine at home, and 62 people are in institutionalized quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 552 calls were registered to the emergency number 112.

GCS reminds that there is a TELVERDE line (0800800165) where violations of the sanitary protection norms can be detected.


277 reported deaths , with 256 of them from last year and earlier this year


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday that 277 deaths (146 men and 131 women) have been reported in patients infected with the novel coronavirus, but 256 of them have been from last year and earlier this year and have been entered into the database, at the request of the Ministry of Health, by the Public Health Directorates of the country, following the checks carried out.

As regards the previous deaths, the GCS mentions that two deaths occurred in June 2020, 3 in August 2020, one in September 2020, 24 in October 2020, 68 in November 2020, 38 in December 2020, 33 in January 2021, 28 in February 2021, 39 in March 2021 and 20 in April 2021, in the counties of Arad, Arges, Bihor, Cluj, Gorj, Hunedoara, Maramures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Sibiu, Valcea, Vrancea, Ilfov and in Bucharest.

According to the GCS, of the 277 deaths, three were recorded in the age category 30-39 years, three in the category 40-49 years, 25 in the category 50-59 years, 65 deaths in the age category 60-69 years, 80 deaths in the age category 70-79 years and 101 deaths in the age group over 80 years.

260 of the deaths recorded are in patients with medical history, three did not have comorbidities, and no medical record has been reported for 14 patients to date.

Per total, 31,155 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection died in Romania.

GCS also said that since the beginning of the pandemic, 191 Romanian citizens who were abroad and detected with COVID-19 have died.


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 – 0.27 and Prahova County – 0.28, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.

In Bucharest, the rate is 0.18 cases per 1,000 population, down from 0.19.

The lowest rate in the country is in Gorj County, 0.03 cases per 1,000 population.

According to GCS, most new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours were reported in Bucharest City – 23 cases, and the counties of Prahova – 13 cases, Botosani, and Bihor – 12 cases, and Arges – 11 cases.

No new cases of infection were reported in the counties of Buzau, Calarasi, Gorj, Mehedinti and Tulcea.

Via Agerpres

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