As many as 15,733 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following almost 70,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, 1,398,264 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,199,267 were declared cured.
To date, 9,901,036 RT-PCR tests and 3,752,471 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 26,700 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,475 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,225 on request) and 43,145 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,419 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,676 patients infected with COVID-19 are in intensive care, 35 of them children
A number of 17,432 people with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the specialized health units, of which 486 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
According to the same source, 1,676 patients are in intensive care, of whom 35 are children.
In Romania, 118,216 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 15,824 in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 57,982 people are in quarantine at home, and 246 people in institutionalized quarantine.
In the past 24 hours, 9,382 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 682 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
382 deaths in COVID patients – in the last 24 hours; among them a 24-year-old
A total of 382 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.
Eight other deaths were reported prior to the reference period, which occurred in September – six and at the beginning of this month – two, in Constanta, Covasna, Galati, Ialomita and Prahova counties.
According to GCS, there are 190 men and 200 women.
Among those infected with SARS-CoV-2 who died is a 24-year-old young man from Bistrita-Nasaud County without comorbidities, unvaccinated against COVID.
According to the GCS, 358 of the deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, for 21 patients who died there were no comorbidities, and for 11 they have not been reported so far.
Out of a total of 390 patients who died, 351 were unvaccinated against COVID and 39 were vaccinated. The 39 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 52 to 93 years. 38 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, and one had no declared comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 40,461 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
Record number of new cases of COVID in Bucharest – 3,199, Constanta, Cluj, Iasi, Timis counties
The Capital City recorded on Wednesday a record number of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report – 3,119.
According to the Strategic Communication Group, after Bucharest, most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report were recorded in the counties of Constanta – 639, Cluj – 588, Iasi – 540, Timis – 510 and Prahova – 500.
The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the Covasna County – 34.
The Capital City has an incidence of 15.10 cases per thousand inhabitants.
However, the Ilfov County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections for 14 days, with 15.49 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by the Timis – 10.61 and Cluj – 8.46 counties.
Along with these, there are 36 other counties in the red zone (over 3 cases per thousand inhabitants).
Only the counties of Covasna and Harghita are in the yellow zone.
No ICU bed left for COVID-19 patients not reserved for patients with special conditions
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus information task force, announced on Wednesday that there were no free beds in at the intensive care units in Romania for COVID-19 patients other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
On Wednesday, according to data in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,566 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide. In Bucharest, 336 such beds are approved by the Public Health Directorate.
Nationwide, there is an operational reserve of 158 ICU beds for patients infected with the novel coronavirus, GCS said. These beds are activated, dynamically, where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.
“1,676 ICU beds are occupied nationwide. There are currently no ICU beds available other than those reserved specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2,” according to GCS.
Work is still underway to mobilise and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds that will be available in the coming days.
1,889 COVID-19 fines levied in last 24 hours
Law enforcement in Romania levied 1,889 COVID-19 fines totalling 331,508 lei in the last 24 hours for violations of Law 55/2020 on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the novel coronavirus information task force, reported on Wednesday.
Also a criminal file was drawn up for thwarting disease control.
Violations of the COVID-19 protection norms can be reported to the 0800.800.165 toll-free line set up by the Ministry of Interior, with the calls being taken over by a dispatcher in an integrated system and distributed to the local structures for verification.