Head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) Raed Arafat told a news conference on Wednesday at the Government House it is “very likely” to witness an increase in the number of new cases of COVID 19, given the data from the last 2-3 days, adding that the authorities are continuously monitoring hospitalisations, including cases of children both in regular wards and in the intensive care units.
Asked if we can expect the 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to be a prolonged one, Arafat said: “It is difficult to say, especially since there were differences between wave three and wave four, but there are still several million people vaccinated.”
“It depends on us how well we contain this and the impact and live with the virus,” Arafat added, according to Agerpres.
He pointed out that vaccination remains the solution.
Arafat specified that at this moment there are no discussions about resuming restrictive measures, asked if restricting night traffic will kick in given the real prospects for 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day.
GCS: COVID-19 claims another 14 lives, death toll rise to 34,453
As many as 14 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 were reported dead in the last 24 hours (seven women and seven men), taking the country’s death toll to 34,453, shows data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The latest victims had been hospitalised in Bucharest and in the counties of Arad, Bistrita-Nasaud, Brasov, Calarasi, Constanta, Dambovita, Dolj, Hunedoara, Neamt, Prahova, and Ilfov.
Of these, two deaths were in the 40 – 49 years age range, one in the 50 – 59 age range, five in the 60 – 69 age range, two in the 70 – 79 age group and four in the 80+ age category.
Eleven recorded fatalities were in patients with underlying medical conditions, one patient did not suffer from comorbid conditions and no such conditions have been reported so far for two of the victims.