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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 9.148 following over 32.100 tests performed in last 24 hours

As many as 9,148 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following more than 32,100 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday.

As of Monday, 1,365,788 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,177,704 were declared cured.

To date, 9,847,750 RT-PCR tests and 3,656,367 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 10,653 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,850 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 3,803 on request) and 21,449 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 650 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,632 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including 34 children

 

A number of 16,981 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in specialized health facilities, including 490 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to the cited source, 1,632 patients, 34 children included, are in intensive care.

In Romania, 115,146 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 15,270 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 60,383 people are in quarantine at home and 251 people are in institutionalized quarantine.

 

209 deaths in COVID-19 patients in past 24 hours take total death toll to 39,629

 

As many as 209 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, thus taking the death toll to 39,629, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

No deaths prior to the reference range are reported.

According to GCS, it is about 96 men and 113 women.

Of the 209 deaths, five were recorded in the age category 30 – 39 years, seven in the age category 40 – 49 years, 26 in the age category 50 – 59 years, 53 in the age category 60 – 69 years, 68 in the age category 70 – 79 years and 50 in the age category over 80 years.

The GCS says that 192 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, and 17 of the deaths were not recorded comorbidities.

Out of the total 209 deceased patients, 193 were unvaccinated against COVID while 16 were vaccinated. The vaccinated deceased patients were between the ages of 54 and 84, and 14 of them had comorbidites, while two had no declared comorbidity.

 

Bucharest has most new cases of COVID-19

 

The most number of cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 from the last reporting were registered in Bucharest – 2,423 and the counties of Constanta – 514, Timis – 480 and Brasov – 366, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

The fewest cases of COVID-19 were registered in the counties of Covasna – 8, Harghita – 46 and Teleorman – 48.

The Capital has an incidence of 14.20 cases per thousand residents.

The county of Ilfov has the highest infection incidence, cumulated at 14 days, with 14.7 cases per thousand residents, being followed by the counties of Timis – 10.15 and Cluj – 8.11.

Along these, 38 other counties are still in the red scenario (over three cases per thousand residents).

The counties of Covasna and Harghita are in the yellow scenario.

 

COVID-19 incidence rate  for 14 days has reached 14.2 per thousand inhabitants in Bucharest

 

The COVID-19 incidence rate for 14 days has reached 14.2 per thousand inhabitants in Bucharest, according to the website of the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

Yesterday, the incidence rate was 13.6 per cent.

On September 11, the incidence rate in Bucharest was 1.37 per thousand, according to the DSP website.

 

Via Agerpres

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