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August 17, 2022

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 230 following over 27.000 tests nationwide in the last 24 hours

A number of 230 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with 27,800 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

These are cases that have not previously had a positive test.

As of Friday, 1,084,456 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania, and 1,048,404 patients had been declared cured.

To date, 8,774,779 RT-PCR tests and 1,928,532 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.

In the past 24 hours, 13,214 RT-PCR tests were performed (4,356 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 8,858 upon request) and 14,630 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 28 people were reconfirmed positively.


68 patients with COVID-19, 528 persons hospitalized


A number of 528 people infected with the novel coronavirus are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of which 68 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

In Romania, 1,471 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 651 are in institutionalized isolation.

Also, 55,691 people are in quarantine at home, and there are 77 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 450 calls were recorded to the unique emergency number 112 and 767 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.


Five deaths recorded because of COVID-19 in the past 24hrs


Five deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

According to GCS, it is about four men and a woman, hospitalized in Constanta, Galati, Dambovita and Vrancea counties, all with comorbidities.

The person who died in the Dambovita County got infected in UK, GCS states.

No deaths were reported that occured prior to the reference interval.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 34,305 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Via Agerpres

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