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August 18, 2022

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 326, in 29.302 tests performed in last 24 hours

As many as 326 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 29,302 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.

These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

As of Wednesday, 1,085,738 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,048,947 were declared cured.

To date, 8,830,930 RT-PCR tests and 2,002,411 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 13,814 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,044 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,770 on request) and 15,488 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 49 people were reconfirmed positive.


ICUs host 96 patients with COVID-19, out of 710 hospitalised


As many as 710 people infected with the novel coronavirus are admitted to health facilities, 96 of them in intensive care wards, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.

Throughout Romania, 1,881 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 845 are in institutional isolation.

Moreover, 1,615 people are in quarantine at home, while 76 are in the institutional quarantine.


Eight COVID-19 deaths in Romania in the past 24 hours


Eight deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, informs, on Wednesday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

According to the GCS, the dead are six men and two women admitted to hospitals in Bacau, Caras-Severin, Galati, Prahova, Suceava, Sibiu, Teleorman counties and the City of Bucharest.

One case was recorded in the 20-29 year old age category, one in the 30-39, one in 40-49, one in 60-69 and four in the 70-79 year old category.

Seven of the deaths are of patients with comorbidities, and one deceased patient did not have any comorbidities.

There are no deaths prior to the reporting period to report.

Since the start of the pandemic, in total, 34,331 persons diagnosed as infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19, in past 24 hrs, in Bucharest – 58


The most newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last report were in Bucharest – 58 and in the counties of Cluj – 15, Ilfov – 14, Bistrita-Nasaud and Suceava – 13 each, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

In four counties there were no new reports of COVID-19 cases.

All counties and the Bucharest municipality remain in the green scenario from the perspective of infections with the novel coronavirus, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants being in the county of Ilfov – 0.31.


48.6% of total COVID cases – in Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj, Ilfov and Timis, from 2 to 8 August


The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) informs that in the week of 2-8 August, 48.6% of the total COVID-19 cases were registered in Bucharest, and the counties of Constanta, Cluj, Ilfov and Timis.

According to the weekly surveillance report, posted on INSP’s website, 81.2% of confirmed cases were registered in non-vaccinated people.

46.2% of total deaths were recorded in the counties of Iasi, Prahova, Teleorman, Vrancea and Arges.

Furthermore, 76.9% of recorded deaths were for non-vaccinated people, and 23.1% in people who did not complete their vaccination scheme.

Since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, 1 in 77 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the medical staff.

86.1% of the total casualties were in people over 60 years old and 57.5% of casualties were male. 94.6% of the deceased people had at least one comorbidity associated, the quoted source specifies.


Via Agerpres

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