A number of 16,743 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with over 79,500 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, 1,382,531 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania and 1,188,975 patients were declared cured.
At national level, to date, 9,874,336 RT-PCR tests and 3,709,326 rapid antigen tests have been carried out.
In the past 24 hours, 26,586 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,434 based on case definition and medical protocol and 12,152 upon request) and 52,959 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,466 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,667 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care; 39 of them are children
A number of 17,141 people with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of whom 467 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.
According to the quoted source, 1,667 patients are admitted to intensive care, of whom 39 are children.
In Romania, 115,997 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 15,653 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 59,886 people are in quarantine at home, and 251 people are in institutionalized quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 11,061 calls were registered to the emergency number 112 and 797 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
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 1,561 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. In Bucharest, 336 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are approved by the Public Health Directorate (DSP).
Also, at national level there is an operational reserve of 145 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. These beds are activated, operational, wherever the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.
Currently, 1,667 ICU beds are occupied throughout the country.
GCS mentions that in the process of opening new ICU beds, the emphasis is on those intended for COVID positives with certain medical conditions, as the respective patients are at a much higher risk.
Record 24hrs death toll for COVID-19 patients, total death toll hits 40,071
A number of 442 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been recorded in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
No deaths before the reference interval are reported.
According to GCS, the persons who died were 226 men and 216 women.
According to the GCS, 410 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, 10 patients who died did not report comorbidities, and for 22 patients who died no comorbidities were reported to date.
Out of a total of 442 patients who died, 397 were unvaccinated and 45 vaccinated. The 45 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 49 to 91 years. 44 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, and one had no declared comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 40,071 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
1,852 fines in last 24 hours for breaking provisions regarding pandemic, three criminal cases prepared
The Police and Gendarmerie have issued 1,852 fines, with a total value of 335,300 RON, as a result of violation of the provisions of Law 55/2020 regarding certain measures for preventing and countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group announced on Tuesday.
Furthermore, through the law enforcement structures of the Police, there were three criminal cases established for thwarting disease control.