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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 10.887 following over 67.000 tests nationwide in the last 24 hours

As many as 10,887 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following about 67,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday.

As of Friday, 1,244,555 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,121,721 were declared cured.

To date, 9,635,994 RT-PCR tests and 3,287,481 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 24,982 RT-PCR tests were performed (11,844 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 13,138 on request) and 42,065 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 3,111 people were reconfirmed positive.


169 deaths recorded among COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours


A total of 169 deaths have been recorded among the patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

According to GCS, there were 100 men and 69 women who died.

Of the total 169 patients who died, 158 were unvaccinated and 11 were vaccinated against COVID. The 11 vaccinated patients had comorbidities. Vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 51 to 91 years.

No deaths were reported prior to the reference interval.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 37,210 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Bucharest


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection as compared to the last report are recorded in Bucharest, 2,428, followed by the counties of Ilfov, 600, Iasi, 521, Timis, 454, Cluj, 391, Dolj, 347, Suceava, 306, Arad, 297, on Friday informed the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The fewest cases were recorded in the counties of Giurgiu, 5 and Covasna, 6.

Bucharest counts for a 7.68 cases in 1,000 inhabitants infection incidence.

The county of Ilfov ranks first in terms of infections incidence cumulated at 14 days, with 7.90 cases per 1,000 inhabitants, and is seconded by the counties of Timis – 6.80, Cluj – 5.12, Dolj – 4.67, Teleorman – 4.10, Bistrita-Nasaud – 4.05, Mehedinti – 4.04, Maramures – 3.83, Constanta – 3.78, Giurgiu – 3.75, Satu Mare – 3.63, Olt – 3.79, Arad – 3.93, Salaj – 3.75, Iasi – 3.47, Prahova – 3.52, Suceava – 3.29, Calarasi – 3.22, Ialomita – 3.18, Vaslui – 3.13, Botosani – 3.02, all of which parked in the red zone scenario.

The yellow zone is filled with 15 counties, and the green area counts for 5 counties.


Via Agerpres

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