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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 15.037 following over 77k tests done in past 24 hrs

As many as 15,037 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the most since the beginning of the pandemic, have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with more than 77,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Tuesday.

Until Tuesday, 1,289,156 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania and 1,139,310 patients have been declared cured.

At the national level, up to this date, 9,717,830 RT-PCR tests and 3,440,443 rapid antigen tests have been processed.

In the last 24 hours, 26,554 RT-PCR tests were performed (13,743 based on case definition and medical protocol and 12,811 on request) and 51,184 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,809 people were reconfirmed positive.


1,480 patients with COVID-19 in ICU, of which 22 children


As many as 14,402 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been admitted in hospital units, of which 407 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.

According to the quoted source, there are 1,480 patients admitted in the ICU, of which 22 children.

Throughout Romania, 85,339 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are isolating at home and 12,829 are in institutionalized isolation.

Furthermore, 62,563 people are in quarantine at home, while 197 people are in institutionalized quarantine.


252 deaths recorded in COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours


A total of 252 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 Tuesday.

According to GCS, there are 118 men and 134 women admitted to hospitals across the country.

Of the 252 deaths, one was registered in the 20-29 years age range, two were in the 30-39 years age category, 9 in the 40-49 years age category, 19 in the 50-59 years age category, 70 in the 60-69 years age category, 88 in the 70-79 years age category and 63 in the over 80 years age range.

According to GCS, the death registered in the 20-29 age group is of a female patient from Tulcea County, aged 25, vaccinated, who had comorbidities.

As many as 238 of the registered deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, nine deceased patients did not register any comorbidities and for five deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of a total of 252 patients who died, 227 were unvaccinated and 25 were vaccinated. Vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 25 to 87 years. 23 of the vaccinated deceased patients who died had comorbidities and 2 did not have comorbidities.

No deaths were reported prior to the reference interval.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 37,929 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.


No ICU bed available for COVID-19 patients


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) has announced on Tuesday that both nationally and in Bucharest there are no more ICU beds available for patients with COVID-19, other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS-COV-2.

GCS shows that, according to data in the alerte.ms app, on Monday, nationwide, there are 1,453 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. In Bucharest, 313 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are approved by the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

Also, at national level there is an operational reserve of 130 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 55 are in Bucharest. These beds are activated, operational, wherever the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.

Currently, 1,480 ICU beds are occupied throughout the country.


Via Agerpres

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