GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 13.854 following over 66k tests in past 24 hrs

As many as 13,854 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with more than 66,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.

Until Friday, 1,332,221 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania and 1,164,547 patients have been declared cured.

Up to date, at the national level, 9,794,441 RT-PCR tests and 3,566,378 rapid antigen tests have been processed.

In the past 24 hours, 23,776 RT-PCR tests were performed (12,415 based on case definition and medical protocol and 11,361 on request) and 42,239 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,198 people were reconfirmed positive.


1,561 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including 23 children


A number of 15,467 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in specialized health facilities, including 424 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.

According to the cited source, 1,561 patients, 23 children included, are in intensive care.

In Romania, 100,809 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 13,894 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 74,870 people are in quarantine at home and 250 people are in institutionalized quarantine.


357 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 in last 24 hours, death toll hits 38.927


A total of 357 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 Friday.

GCS specifies that 28 more deaths predate the reference interval, having occurred in September, of some patients in 7 counties and the municipality of Bucharest.

According to GCS, there are 184 men and 201 women admitted to hospitals across the country.

Of the 385 deaths, one was registered in the 30-39 years age category, 18 in the 40-49 years age category, 37 in the 50-59 years age category, 105 in the 60-69 years age category, 120 in the 70-79 years age category and 104 in the over 80 years age range.

GCS shows that 364 of the registered deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, 17 deceased patients did not register any underlying medical conditions and for 4 deceased patient no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of a total of 385 patients who died, 352 were unvaccinated and 33 were vaccinated. Vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 38 to 86 years. Of the vaccinated deceased patients, 32 had comorbidities and one had no comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 38,927 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.


Most new COVID-19 cases in Romania reported by Bucharest (2,665), counties of Iasi (606), Cluj (600)


Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in 2,665 and the counties of Iasi – 606, Cluj – 600, Timis – 577, Ilfov – 553, and Prahova – 547,, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Harghita – 69, Covasna – 84, Caras-Severin – 96.

Ilfov County ranks first in terms of the 14-day cumulative reporting rate, with 12.62 cases per 1,000 population, followed by the counties of Timis – 9.50, and Cluj – 7.13

Along with these, there are 35 other counties in the red zone (more than three cases per 1,000 population).

In the yellow zone are two counties, and one in the green zone – Covasna.

The breakdown by counties of the new COVID-19 cases is as follows:


* Alba – 167

* Arad – 355

* Arges – 306

* Bacau – 231

* Bihor – 300

* Bistrita-Nasaud – 157

* Botosani – 178

* Brasov – 412

* Braila – 161

* Buzau – 191

* Caras-Severin – 96

* Calarasi – 150

* Cluj – 600

* Constanta – 458

* Covasna – 84

* Dambovita – 234

* Dolj – 357

* Galati – 232

* Giurgiu – 193

* Gorj – 129

* Harghita – 69

* Hunedoara – 184

* Ialomita – 152

* Iasi – 606

* Ilfov – 553

* Maramures – 166

* Mehedinti – 186

* Mures – 252

* Neamt – 239

* Olt – 217

* Prahova – 547

* Satu Mare – 111

* Salaj – 141

* Sibiu – 206

* Suceava – 299

* Teleorman – 148

* Timis – 577

* Tulcea – 101

* Vaslui – 250

* Valcea – 250

* Vrancea – 135

* Bucharest City – 2,665


* Cases not allocated by counties – 796


One empty ICU bed for COVID-19 patients without other specific medical conditions


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday that there is only one ICU bed available, at this point, in the Timis County for patients infected with COVID-19 who do not benefit from the available beds reserved especially for those people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.

“As of October 8, according to the data available in the application, there are 1,502 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients at the national level. In Bucharest, DSP (Public Health Directorate) has approved 320 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. Also, at the national leve,l there is an operational reserve of 131 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. These beds are activated where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards. (…) Both at the national level and in Bucharest there are no longer available ICU beds for patients infected with COVID-19, other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions, which are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2,Ţ GCS reported.

Nationwide, 1,561 ICU beds are occupied by SARS-CoV-2 infected patients.

According to GCS, work is still underway to operationalize and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds that will be available in the coming days.

In the process of operationalization of new ICU beds, emphasis is placed on those people who have certain medical conditions and who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, because in these cases the patients have serious conditions that can cause comorbidities and are exposed to a much higher risk, the same source explained.


Bucharest’s 14-day COVID-19 rate exceeds 12 case per thousand population


Bucharest’s 14-day COVID-19 rate hit on Friday 12.24 cases per thousand population, whereas one day earlier it was 11.49, according to the website of the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

One month ago, on September 8, the COVID-19 incidence rate in Bucharest City was 1.14 per thousand population, according to DSP.

The COVID-19 incidence rate exceeded 6 per thousand population on September 29.


Via Agerpres

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