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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 7.045 following approx. 54,000 tests performed in last 24 hours

As many as 7,045 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following nearly 54,000 tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

These are cases that have not previously tested positive.

As of Wednesday, 1,165,886 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania and 1,086,351 patients were declared cured.

To date, 9,442,018 RT-PCR tests and 2,951,859 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 23,219 RT-PCR tests were performed (11,002 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,217 on request) and 30,732 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 622 people retested positive.


1,163 ICU beds available for COVID-10 patients nationwide, 1,037 of which are occupied


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday that 1,163 intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients are available nationwide, at this point, 1,037 of which are currently occupied.

“On Wednesday, according to the data available in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,163 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide. Also, 1,037 ICU beds are occupied throughout the country. In Bucharest, 246 ICU beds were approved by DSP (Public Health Directorate) for COVID-19 patients, according to a GCS press release to AGERPRES.

According to the same source, 32 ICU beds are available nationwide for patients with COVID-19, other than those meant especially for people with certain medical condition.


130 deaths in COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, death toll reaches 35,851


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs that in the last 24 hours, 130 deaths have been registered in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

One of the deaths occurred in a patient infected abroad and reported at the Satu Mare Public Health Directorate.

According to GCS, there are 55 men and 75 women.

According to GCS, 126 of the deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, and one patient 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 35,851 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.


Bucharest enters red zone , with most new cases of COVID-19


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, compared with the previous report, have been registered in Bucharest – 1,044 and in the counties of Timis – 389, Cluj – 321, Constanta – 313, Ilfov – 307, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

The least COVID-19 new cases were registered in the counties of Covasna – 21, Harghita – 36, Tulcea – 42.

The Capital entered the red zone, with an incidence rate of 3.30 cases per thousand inhabitants. Ilfov County is first in terms of case incidence rate on 14 days, with 3.65 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by Satu Mare County, 3.42 and Timis County, 3.40.

The yellow zone includes: Bistrita-Nasaud – 2.84, Maramures – 2.83, Cluj – 2.75, Dolj – 2.23, Constanţa – 2.14, Suceava – 2.05, Teleorman – 2,20, Botosani – 2.


46 cities, 266 rural towns exceed 3 per thousand inhabitants COVID incidence rate


The 14-day report of the COVID-19 cases incidence rate exceeded the 3/1,000 inhabitants threshold in 46 cities and 266 rural towns, the Strategic Communication Group reported (GCS) on Wednesday.

Of the 46 cities, five have an incidence rate of over 5 per thousand inhabitants. The highest values of COVID-19 incidence were recorded in:


– Horezu (Valcea county): 42 cases, incidence of 6.09;


– Negresti-Oas (Satu Mare county): 101 cases, incidence of 5.91;


– Viseu de Sus (Maramures county): 96 cases, incidence of 5.42;


– Bechet (Dolj county): 24 cases, incidence of 5.31;


– Bragadiru (Ilfov county): 160 cases, incidence of 5.17.


Of the 266 communes, 68 have an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of over 5 per thousand inhabitants. The highest values were recorded in:


– Catina (Cluj county): 20 cases, incidence of 12.08;


– Seica Mica (Sibiu county): 18 cases, incidence of 10.03;


– Ploscos (Cluj county): 6 cases, incidence of 9.66;


– Pojejena (Caras-Severin county): 26 cases, incidence of 9.47;


– Barsana (Maramures county): 41 cases, incidence of 8.89.


GCS reminds that, after a locality reaches an incidence of 3 per thousand inhabitants, it is necessary to convene the County Committees for Emergency Situations for the adoption of measures to prevent and limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in accordance with the provisions of CNSU (National Committee for Emergency Situations) decisions and of the Government’s decisions in force.


Compiled from Agerpres

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