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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 8.652 following over 46.000 tests nationwide in the last 24 hours

As many as 8,682 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following about 46,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

As of Sunday, 1,265,827 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,129,096 were declared cured.

To date, 9,680,587 RT-PCR tests and 3,367,945 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 18,040 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,706 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,334 on request) and 28,035 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,715 people were reconfirmed positive.


1,440 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care, including 21 children


A number of 13,319 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in specialized health units, including 345 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday.

According to the cited source, 1,440 patients are admitted to intensive care, of whom 21 are children.

In Romania, 76,997 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 11,683 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 62,139 people are in quarantine at home and 180 people are in institutionalized quarantine.


150 deaths recorded in COVID-19 patients in last 24 hours, death toll reaches 37,544


A total of 150 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.

According to GCS, there are 75 men and 75 women admitted to hospitals across the country.

As many as 145 of the registered deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, four deceased patients did not register any comorbidities and for one deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Of the 150 deaths, one was registered in the 20-29 years age category, three in the 30-39 years age category, 7 in the 40-49 years age category, 12 in the 50-59 years age category, 44 in the 60-69 years age category, 50 in the 70-79 years age category and 33 in the over 80 years age range.

Out of a total of 150 patients who died, 141 were unvaccinated and 9 were vaccinated. The vaccinated deceased patients were aged 48 to 88 years and had comorbities.

No deaths were reported prior to the reference interval.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 37,544 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19 – Bucharest (2,443), followed by Iasi (616), Timis (578)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 2,443 and the counties of Iasi – 616, Timis – 578, Dolj – 526, Ilfov – 479, informed, on Sunday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Covasna – 16, Harghita – 39, Vrancea – 44.

The capital has an incidence of 8.98 cases per thousand inhabitants.

Ilfov County ranks first in terms of the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, with 9.38 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by the counties of Timis – 7.81, Cluj – 5.73 and Dolj – 5.50.

Along with these, there are 23 other counties in the red zone (over 3 cases per thousand inhabitants).

In the yellow zone there are 12 counties, and in the green zone – two counties – Covasna and Harghita.


8 vacant ICU COVID-19 beds, other than ones reserved for patients with medical conditions


Eight ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, are available nationally,the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday.


According to the cited source, there are two free beds in ICUs in Bucharest.

As of October 3, according to information in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,431 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. In Bucharest, 313 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are approved by the Bucharest Public Health Directorate (DSP). Also, at national level there is an operational reserve of 118 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 53 are in Bucharest. These beds are activated, operational, wherever the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards. 1,440 ICU beds are occupied across the country,” informs GCS.

“We are still working to operationalize and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds, which will be available in the coming days. We mention the fact that in the process of operationalization 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 are thus exposed to a much higher risk,” the cited source shows.

The situation of vacant ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, other than those reserved specifically for people with certain medical conditions who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, is as follows:


* Brasov – 1;

* Bucharest – 2;

* Prahova – 1;

* Tulcea – 4.


Via Agerpres

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