As many as 7,095 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, in nearly 54,000 tests that have been carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.
So far, 1,172,981 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania and 1,090,380 patients have been declared cured.
Nationwide, up to this date, 9,463,782 RT-PCR tests and 2,983,812 rapid antigen tests have been processed.
In the past 24 hours, 21,764 RT-PCR tests were performed (10,872 based on case definition and medical protocol and 10,982 on demand) and 31,953 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 652 people were reconfirmed positive.
1.067 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, of whom 16 children
A number of 9,078 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in specialized health units, among them 244 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
According to the cited source, 1,067 patients are admitted to intensive care, of whom 16 are children.
In Romania, 39,795 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 8,106 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 58,945 people are in quarantine at home, and there are 231 people in institutionalized quarantine.
Death toll reaches 35,964 with 113 casualties in the past 24 hours
As many as 113 casualties – 58 male and 55 female – of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll reaching 35,964, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.
One of the causalities was registered in a patient infected abroad and reported to the Calarasi Public Health Directorate (DSP).
Of the 113 deaths, one was registered in the 20-29 age category, 4 casualties in the 30-39 category, 6 in the 40-49 category, 14 for the 50-59 category, 20 for the 60-69 category, 35 in the 70-79 category and 33 deaths in people over 80 years old.
The 20 year old patient who died is an unvaccinated young man from the Timis county, without comorbidities.
According to the GCS, 106 of the casualties were registered in people who presented comorbidities, 6 deceased patients did not present comorbidities and for one patient no comorbidities were reported until now.
There were no deaths reported prior to the reference interval.
Bucharest has most new COVID-19 cases
The most new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2, as against the previous report, have been registered in Bucharest – 961, and in the counties of Timis – 492, Cluj – 329, Ilfov – 327, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
The lowest number of new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Tulcea – 33, Harghita – 41, Covasna – 52.
The Capital has an incidence of 3.65 cases per thousand inhabitants. Ilfov County is first in terms of 14-day case incidence rate, with 3.98 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by the counties of Timis with 3.61 and Satu Mare with 3.51.
Nine counties are in the yellow zone: Bistrita-Nasaud – 2.93, Maramures – 2.89, Cluj – 2.91, Dolj – 2.41, Constanta – 2.28, Giurgiu – 2.03, Suceava – 2.10, Teleorman – 2.36, Botosani – 2.09.
21 ICU beds available nationwide, 3 in Bucharest
A number of 21 intensive care beds are available on Thursday, nationwide, for patients with COVID-19, other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS -CoV-2, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs.
According to the quoted source, there are three free ICU beds in Bucharest.
“As of September 23, 2021, according to the data in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,212 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide. Also, 1,067 ICU beds are occupied throughout the country. In Bucharest, there are 248 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients approved by DSP. There are 21 ICU beds available nationwide for COVID-19 patients, other than those reserved specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV- 2, and in Bucharest there are three free beds at the moment,” says GCS.
According to the Strategic Communication Group, work is still underway to make operational and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds that will be made available in the coming days.
GCS mentions that in the process of making operational of new ICU beds, the emphasis is on those intended for people who have certain medical conditions and who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 because in these cases the respective patients present serious conditions that can constitute comorbidities and they are at a much higher risk.
On Thursday, the situation of free beds is as follows:
* Arges – 2
* Bihor – 1
* Botosani – 3
* Bucharest – 3
* Covasna – 1
* Dolj – 4
* Iasi – 1
* Mehedinti – 1
* Sibiu – 3
* Suceava – 2.
46 cities, 306 rural towns exceed 3 per thousand inhabitants incidence rate
The 14-day report shows that 46 cities and 306 rural towns have reached or exceed the 3 per thousand inhabitants incidence rate representing a threshold that attracts new restrictions for the respective localities, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.
Of the 46 cities, 7 have an incidence of over 5 per thousand inhabitants. The highest values of COVID-19 incidence were recorded in:
– Horezu (Valcea county): 43 cases, incidence of 6.23;
– Negreti-Oas (Satu Mare county): 96 cases, incidence of 5.62;
– Viseu de Sus (Maramures county): 97 cases, incidence of 5.47;
– Slanic (Prahova county): 29, incidence of 5.44;
– Otopeni (Ilfov County); 108, incidence of 5.27
– Bragadiru (Ilfov county): 169 cases, incidence of 5.46.
– Bechet (Dolj county): 23 cases, incidence of 5.09;
Of the 266 rural towns, 74 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 9.1.
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 in force CNSU and Government.