A number of 72 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with over 26,000 tests having been conducted, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Friday.
These are cases that have not previously tested positive.
As of Friday, 1,081,539 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania, and 1,046,691 patients have been declared cured.
To date, 8,527,166 RT-PCR tests and 1,644,711 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.
In the last 24 hours, 12,125 RT-PCR tests were performed (4,645 based on the case definition and the medical protocol and 7,480 on request) and 14,534 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 12 people were reconfirmed positively.
53 patients with COVID-19 – in intensive care, in 257 hospitalizations
257 people infected with the novel coronavirus are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of whom 53 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.
In Romania, 502 people confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection are in isolation at home, and 413 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 29,654 people are in quarantine at home, and 429 people are in institutionalized quarantine.
Two deaths COVID -19 deaths in the past 24 hours, total death toll hits 34,250
The Strategic Communication Group reported on Friday that in the last 24 hours five deaths – three men and two women – have been reported in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but three of them are from last year, having been entered into the database at the request of the Ministry of Health by the Public Health Directorates in the country, following checks carried out.
The people who died were admitted to hospitals in Brasov, Giurgiu and Bucharest.
Of the five deaths, two were recorded in the age category 60 to 69 years and three deaths in the age group over 80 years.
Three of the deaths recorded are of some patients who had medical history, and for two patients who have passed away no comorbidities have been reported to date.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, as many as 34,250 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
Most new COVID cases in Bucharest, Iasi and Arges
Most newly confirmed COVID-19 cases compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 7 and in the counties of Iasi and Arges – 6 each, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Friday.
No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 20 counties.
All counties and the municipality of Bucharest remain in the green scenario in terms of infections with the new coronavirus, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants being in the counties of Prahova and Cluj – 0.06.