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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.443 following over 42.000 tests performed nationwide in the past 24 hours

As many as 1,443 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 42,847 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, 1,100,208 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,055,892 were declared cured.

To date, 9,110,620 RT-PCR tests and 2,427,274 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 18,198 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,349 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,849 on request) and 24,649 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 197 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

293 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care; hospitalized persons – 2,455

 

A number of 2,455 people infected with the new coronavirus are hospitalized in the specialized health units, out of whom 293 in intensive care, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.

In Romania, 7,977 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 2,446 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 54,031 people are in quarantine at home and 51 people are in institutionalized quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,100 calls were registered to the emergency number 112 and 600 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.

 

21 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours

 

Another 21 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

No previously unaccounted deaths were reported.

According to GCS, these are 11 men and 10 women hospitalised in the counties of Arges, Brasov, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Dambovita, Iasi, Mures, Prahova, Sibiu, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Ilfov, and Bucharest City.

As many as 20 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, and for one death no comorbidities have been reported to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 34,591 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Most new COVID-19 cases reported by Bucharest City, Timis County, Constanta County

 

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 269 and the counties of Timis – 73, Constanta – 64, Satu Mare – 63, and Cluj – 60 the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Covasna – 2, Harghita – 4, and Salaj – 5.

All counties and Bucharest City remain in the in the COVID-19 green zone, with the highest 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rate reported by Ilfov County – 1.04, cases per 1,000 population, and Bucharest City – 0.85.

 

Via Agerpres

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