A number of 3,342 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 has been registered in the last 24 hours, following over 21,000 tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.
These are cases that have not previously had a positive test.
As of Monday, 1,152,052 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania and 1,079,814 patients have been declared cured.
To date, 9,395,743 RT-PCR tests and 2,884,497 rapid antigenic tests have been processed.
In the last 24 hours, 7,109 RT-PCR tests were conducted (3,589 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 3,520 on request) and 14,010 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 399 people were reconfirmed positive.
952 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care in 7,884 hospitalizations, of whom 230 children
A number of 7,884 people infected with the novel coronavirus are hospitalized in specialized health units, out of whom 230 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.
According to the quoted source, the intensive care units are holding 952 patients, 20 among them being children.
In Romania, 29,093 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 6,990 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 59,969 people are in quarantine at home and 223 people are in institutional quarantine.
78 deaths in COVID-19 patients in 24 hours
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs that in the last 24 hours, 78 deaths have been registered in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
According to GCS, there are 43 men and 35 women.
According to GCS, 67 of the deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, and eight patients who died did not have comorbidities, while for three no comorbidities have been reported up to now.
No deaths prior to the reference interval were reported.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 35,592 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
Most new cases of COVID-19 – in Bucharest (404), Timis (226), Dolj (186)
Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, compared to the last report, were registered in Bucharest – 404 and in the counties of Timis – 226, Dolj – 186, Ilfov – 181, informed, on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The fewest cases were registered in the counties of Covasna – 4, Tulcea – 12, Harghita – 14.
Satu-Mare County is on the first place in terms of the incidence rate cumulated at 14 days, with 3.28 cases per thousand inhabitants, being followed in the red zone by Ilfov County with 3.06. The counties of Timis – 2.77, Bistrita-Nasaud – 2.68, Bucharest – 2.57, Maramures – 2.49, Cluj – 2.29 are in the yellow zone.
Bucharest has no more ICU beds
A number of 19 beds are available nationwide for patients with COVID-19, other than those meant specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, with zero beds available in Bucharest at this point, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.
“On September 20, 2021, according to the data available in the alerte.ms.ro application, at 2.00 pm, at national level, there were 1,087 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients. Of these, 116 are beds meant specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 (obstetrics – gynecology, neonatology, cardiology, etc.). Also, 952 ICU beds are occupied throughout the country. There are 237 approved ICU beds in total in Bucharest for COVID-19 patients. There are 19 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients nationwide at this moment, with these being other beds than those meant specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, while in Bucharest there are no free beds at this moment,” the same source said.
Thus, there are free beds in Arad, Constanta, Vaslui – one bed each, in Iasi – 3, Sibiu – 3, Brasov – 5, Tulcea – 5.
According to the same source, work is underway to make operational and provide the necessary medical staff for more ICU beds, which will be available in the coming days.
“We are especially insisting in making available more beds for those people who suffered from a certain medical condition and have the COVID-19 virus as well, because the respective patients present serious conditions that can constitute comorbidities and are at much higher risk,” the same press release reads.