As many as 78 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 24,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Thursday, 1,081,953 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,047,000 were declared cured.
To date, 8,590,181 RT-PCR tests and 1,719,898 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 11,666 RT-PCR tests were performed (5,614 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,052 on request) and 13,075 rapid antigen tests.
Also, since the previous GCS information, the results of 180 RT-PCR tests have been reported, tests processed before the last 24 hours and transmitted until July 22.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 16 people were reconfirmed positive.
33 COVID-19 patients in intensive care out of 253 hospitalisations
As many as 253 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, out of whom 33 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.
In Romania, 562 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 440 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 37,280 people are in quarantine at home and 35 in institutional quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 235 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line and 991 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free COVID-19 info line.
Four deaths in COVID-19 patients in past 24hrs
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Thursday said that four deaths had been reported in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus (three men and a woman) in the past 24 hours.
The persons who died had comorbidities.
Of the four deaths, one was recorded in the age category 50-59 years, two in the age category 70-79 years and one in the age category over 80 years.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 34,264 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
Number of new cases of COVID-19 patients up to 28 in Bucharest
Most newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 compared to the previous report were recorded in Bucharest – 28, with the Ilfov County coming next at a great distance, with five cases, and Cluj, Teleorman and Hunedoara counties with four cases each, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.
On Wednesday, 17 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections were recorded in the Capital City.
In 14 counties, no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded.
All counties and the municipality of Bucharest remain in the green scenario in terms of infections with the novel coronavirus, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants being in Ilfov and Satu Mare counties – 0.07, Cluj – 0.06.