As many as 6,789 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following nearly 60,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
As of Tuesday, 1,158,841 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,082,701 were declared cured.
To date, 9,418,799 RT-PCR tests and 2,921,127 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 23,056 RT-PCR tests were performed (10,728 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,328 on request) and 36,630 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 580 people were reconfirmed positive.
990 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care in 8,334 hospitalizations, of whom 230 children
A number of 8,334 people infected with the novel coronavirus are hospitalized in specialized health units, out of whom 229 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.
According to the quoted source, the intensive care units are holding 990 patients, 20 among them being children.
In Romania, 31,859 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 7,485 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 56,326 people are in quarantine at home and 213 people are in institutional quarantine.
129 deaths in COVID-19 patients in 24 hours taking death toll to 35,721
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs on Tuesday that in the last 24 hours, 129 deaths have been registered in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
According to the GCS, this is about 57 men and 72 women admitted in hospitals from Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Braila, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Dambovita, Dolj, Galati, Giurgiu, Gorj, Iasi, Ilfov, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Satu Mare, Salaj, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Vaslui and the Bucharest Municipality.
Of the 129 deaths, one was registered in the 20-29 age category, 13 deaths in the 40-49 age category, 6 in the 50-59 category, 28 in the 60-69 age category, 41 in the 70-79 category and 40 casualties recorded in the over 80 age category.
According to the GCS, 120 of the registered casualties are patients who presented comorbidities, six deceased patients did not present associated illnesses, and for three deceased patients there were no comorbidities recorded until now.
There were no deaths prior to the reference interval.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in total, 35,721 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.