As many as 14,744 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following over 70,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
As of Sunday, 1,303,900 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,148,983 were declared cured.
To date, 9,745,181 RT-PCR tests and 3,483,363 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 27,351 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,796 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,555 on request) and 42,920 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,437 people were reconfirmed positive.
Out of 1,513 patients with COVID-19 in ICUs, 23 are children
As many as 14,569 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the specialized health facilities, including 400 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.
According to the source, of the 1,513 patients admitted to intensive care units, 23 are children.
Countrywide, 89,770 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 13,207 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 74,369 people are in home quarantine, and 222 people are in institutional quarantine.
328 deaths in COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours, total death toll hits 38,260
A total of 328 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 Wednesday, to which three deaths recorded in September were added.
Among the persons deceased is a baby, under 1 year old, presenting comorbidities.
According to GCS, the dead were 177 men and 154 women admitted to hospitals across the country.
Of the 331 deaths, one was registered in the 0-9 years age range, two were in the 10-19 years age category, 3 in the 20-29 years age category, 5 in the 30-39 years age category, 11 in the 40-49 years age category, 31 in the 50-59 years age category, 76 in the 60-69 years age category, 110 in the 70-79 years age category, and 91 in the over 80 years age range.
There are three deaths that occurred prior to the reference interval, in September, of patients in Bucharest City. In the reference interval (past 24 hours) there were 328 deaths recorded.
Out of a total of 331 patients who died, 303 were unvaccinated and 28 were vaccinated. Vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 48 to 90 years and presented comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 38,260 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
Bucharest, counties of Timis, Iasi, Ilfov, Prahova report 31.4pct of COVID-19 cases last week
As many as 31.4% of the total cases of COVID-19 reported in Romania September 27 – October 3, 2021 were recorded in Bucharest City and in the counties of Timis, Iasi, Ilfov and Prahova, the National Public Health Institute (INSP) said on Wednesday.
As many as 74.7% of the confirmed cases were recorded in unvaccinated people, the INSP said in its latest weekly surveillance report.
According to INSP, 25.6% of the total deaths were recorded in Bucharest and in the counties of Timis, Iasi, Ilfov and Prahova.
The report shows that 92.6% of deaths occurred in people not vaccinated against COVID-19, and 85.8% in people over 60 years of age. According to INSP, 57.5% of deaths were in men.
The INSP also said that 94.5% of the deaths had at least one comorbidity.
One in 77 COVID-19 cases in Romania since the beginning of the pandemic has been in healthcare workers.
President Iohannis: Adding today almost 15,000 new COVID cases, 330-plus deaths, it’s a catastrophe
President Klaus Iohannis today voiced his deep concern about Romania’s Covid pandemic situation and the rise in electricity prices and stressed in this context the need for a government.
“I am very concerned, I admit it. I received today’s data on the pandemic. We have almost 15,000 new cases and, regrettably, over 330 deaths today. It’s a catastrophe. Electricity prices keep on rising. We need a government. There is no need for mutual accusations, for cynical, conceited attitudes. We need mature approaches and we must find an equation to put a government together,” Iohannis said.
Questioned about his statement on the recent Constanta hospital fire, that “the state has failed in its fundamental mission”, who should own up to this failure and what is his view for overcoming the catastrophic pandemic situation, the President replied: “The entire political class should take responsibility for this failure; it’s as simple as that. But this assumption must come together with the solution, and the solution exists. We have outlined it, it’s on the table – it is called the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, which provides over 2 billion euros for the health system, money that will be invested for new hospitals, for the modernization of existing hospitals, the creation of new jobs in the health system and so on. Through the National Plan, we have addressed this issue but obviously a government is also needed to take things further. If we don’t have a government, the money will be left unspent and things will remain unsolved.”
The head of the state participates on Wednesday in the EU-Western Balkans Summit taking place in Brdo – Slovenia.