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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rise by 12.032 following over 68.000 tests carried out nationwide in the past 24 hours

A number of 12,032 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with approximately 68,000 tests carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

As of Thursday, 1,233,668 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania and 1,118,816 patients have been declared cured.

To date, 9,611,012 RT-PCR tests and 3,245,416 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationally.

In the past 24 hours, 25,581 RT-PCR tests were performed (12,775 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,806 on request) and 42,395 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 928 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

176 COVID-19  deaths in the past 24 hours, including two in children

 

Another 176 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, these are 89 men and 87 women.

Of the 176 deaths, two were in the age group 0-9 years, five in the age group 30-39 years, 10 in the age group 40-49 years, 12 in the age group 50-59 years, 32 in age group 60-69 years, 62 in the age group 70-79 years and 53 in the age group over 80 years.

As many as 165 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, eight deaths had no comorbidities, and for eight deaths no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of the 176 patients who died, 163 were unvaccinated and 13 were vaccinated. Of the 13 vaccinated patients, 11 had comorbidities, one had no comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for one patient so far. The vaccinated patients who died were aged between 58 and 86.

No previously unaccounted deaths were reported.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 37,041 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

COVID-19 most new cases recorded in Bucharest

 

Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection as compared to the last report are recorded in Bucharest, 2,308, followed by the counties of Timis, 729, Iasi, 691, Ilfov, 525, Cluj, 515, Constanta, 449, on Thursday informed the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

Fewer cases were recorded in the counties of Covasna, 42, Gorj, 73, Harghita, 80, Tulcea, 83.

Bucharest counts for a 6.64 cases in 1,000 inhabitants infection incidence.

The county of Ilfov ranks first in terms of infections incidence cumulated at 14 days, with 7.18 cases per 1,000 inhabitants, and is seconded by the counties of Timis – 6.34, Cluj – 4.79, Dolj – 4.41, Bistrita-Nasaud – 3.95, Teleorman – 3.86, Maramures – 3.64, Giurgiu – 3.60, Satu Mare – 3.57, Constanta – 3.54, Olt – 3.44, Arad – 3.49, Mehedinti – 3.51, Salaj – 3.19, Iasi – 3.19, Prahova – 3.16, Suceava – 3.05, Calarasi – 3.01, all of which parked in the red zone scenario.

The yellow zone is filled with 17 counties, among which Vaslui and Botosani count for 2.89 each and Ialomita – 2.87.

 

14-day cumulative COVID-19 case rate exceeds 6.64 per 1,000 population in Bucharest City

 

The 14-day cumulative COVID-19 case rate on Thursday exceeded 6.64 per 1,000 population in Bucharest City, according to the Bucharest Public Health Directorate (DSP).

One day earlier, it was 6.33.

One month earlier, on August 30, the rate was 0.76 per 1,000 population.

Bucharest Deputy Prefect Antonela Ghita says she will not convene the Bucharest City Committee for Emergency Situations (CMBSU) today, explaining that she is waiting for the relevant legislation to be amended.

“We are looking forward to the legislation getting amended. We will have to take into account all the new things,” Ghita said on Thursday.

On Wednesday, when the rate exceeded 6 per 1,000 population in Bucharest, she was saying that the legal deadline for convening CMBSU is 48 hours. “The deadline starts at 00:00hrs the next day,” said Ghita.

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that the Ministry of Health, the Interior Ministry (MAI) and the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) were considering abandoning linking school operation scenarios to the 14-day COVID-19 case rate, and switching instead to saliva-testing for students.

He also said that the National Committee for Emergency Situations will meet to approve a provision that hospitality businesses can stay in operation when the rate exceeds 6 per 1,000 population, provided that the employees and customers are vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

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