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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 case count up by 70 on 32.000-plus tests run in past 24 hours

Romania’s SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 70 in the last 24 hours following more than 32,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Friday.

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

As of Friday there were 1,080,140 cases of novel coronavirus infection confirmed in Romania, of which 1,044,919 were declared cured.

According to the GCS, 8,188,728 RT-PCR tests and 1,335,929 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide, with 20,309 RT-PCR tests run in the last 24 hours (8,7962 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,547 on request); as many as 11,894 rapid antigen tests were also administered in the past 24 hours.

A total of 35 people were also retested and reconfirmed positive with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 24 hours.


181 patients – in intensive care out of 887 hospitalizations


A number of 887 people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of whom 181 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.

Overall, 2,608 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home and 1,167 are in institutionalized isolation in Romania, GCS said.

At the same time, 22,065 people are in quarantine at home and 70 in institutionalized quarantine.


97 deaths in COVID-19 patients, of which 91 prior to last 24 hours take total death toll to 32,212


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that 97 deaths (62 men and 35 women) have been reported in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus in the last 24 hours, but 91 of them are from last year and the first half of this year, being entered in the database at the request of the Ministry of Health, by the Public Health Directorates of the country, following the verifications performed.

The deceased patients were hospitalized in the counties of Arges, Bistrita-Nasaud, Buzau, Dolj, Galati, Hunedoara, Iasi, Salaj, Sibiu, Vaslui, Vrancea, Ilfov and in Bucharest.

According to the source, out of the 97 deaths, one was registered in the age category 30-39 years, two in the age category 40-49 years, eight in the age category 50-59 years, 19 deaths in the category aged 60-69 years, 30 deaths in the age category 70-79 years and 37 deaths in the age category over 80 years.

GCS says that 88 of the registered deaths were of patients who suffered from comorbidities, and 9 deceased patients did not present comorbidities.

As of Friday, a total of 32,212 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


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 – 0.19, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday.

According to GCS, most new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours were reported in the counties of Dolj – 13, Ilfov – 10, Mures – 5, and Prahova – 5. In Bucharest, 4 cases were recorded.

No new cases of infection were reported in 14 counties in Bistriţa-Nasaud, Brasov, Buzau, Giurgiu, Harghita, Hunedoara, Ialomita, Maramures, Salaj, Sibiu, Teleorman, Tulcea, Valcea, and Vrancea.

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