As many as 233 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 33,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Tuesday, 1,083,711 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,047,915 were declared cured.
To date, 8,723,697 RT-PCR tests and 1,882,726 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 14,561 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,294 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 8,267 on request) and 19,306 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 34 people were reconfirmed positive.
60 COVID-19 patients in intensive care out of 441 hospitalisations
As many as 441 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, out of whom 60 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
In Romania, 1,224 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 590 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 51,925 people are in quarantine at home and 78 in institutional quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 375 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line and 969 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free COVID-19 info line.
Six COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours
Another six Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
According to GCS, these are three men and three women who were hospitalised in the counties of Bacau, Brasov, Neamt and Teleorman.
All deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 34,297 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania recorded in Bucharest City
Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 38 and the counties of Timis – 21, Constanta – 15, and Cluj – 13, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
No new cases were recorded in 10 counties.
All counties and Bucharest City remain in the COVID-19 green zone, with the highest 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate reported by the counties of Ilfov – 0.22 cases per 1,000 population, Cluj, and Satu Mare – 0.06.
INSP: Over 2,000 cases, of which 262 with Delta strain, of SARS-CoV-2 variants that bring unease
The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) informs on Tuesday that until August 1, there have been 2,009 cases confirmed with strains of SARS-CoV-2, which brings unease, of which 1,713 have the Alpha strain, 11 with the Beta strain, 23 with Gamma and 262 cases of the Delta strain.
According to the INSP, until August 1, the confirmation rate with SARS-CoV-2 strains which determine unease was of 77%.
Until the mentioned date, 2,610 sequences, from 7 laboratories nationwide have reported to the INSP – CNSCBT (National Centre for Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control).
As many as 44 deaths with SARS-CoV-2 variants which bring unease, of which 27 with Alpha, 3 with Gamma and 14 with the Delta strain, have been recorded and communicated to the INSP – CNSCBT.
Of the 262 confirmed cases with Delta, 42% (110 cases) are in 56 outbreaks, of which 48 family (77 cases) and 8 community (33 cases), from 13 counties, the INSP adds.
Among the outbreak cases, for 8 of them the travel history was mentioned in Finland (1), India (3), Italy (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (1).
According to the INSP, of the 262 confirmed cases with the Delta strain, 50 (19%) had been vaccinated – 3 incomplete and 47 fully vaccinated.