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March 30, 2023

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 10.141 following over 34k tests done in past 24 hrs

As many as 10,141 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with more than 34,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Until Monday, 1,467,401 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania and 1,245,422 patients have been declared cured.

At the national level, up to this date, 10,008,631 RT-PCR tests and 3,925,458 rapid antigen tests have been processed.

In the last 24 hours, 11,427 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,905 based on case definition and medical protocol and 4,522 on request) and 23,183 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 819 people were reconfirmed positive.


No ICU beds for COVID-19 patients countrywide


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced that, at the national level, on Monday, there is no free intensive care bed for patients suffering from COVID-19, with only beds reserved specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 being free.

On Monday, according to data in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,624 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients countrywide. In Bucharest, 336 beds are approved by the Public Health Directorate.

Also, at the national level, there is an operational reserve of 187 ICU beds for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the GCS said. These beds are dynamically activated where the number of ICU patients is beyond the capacity of the main wards.

“1,764 ICU beds are occupied across the country. At the national level, at this time, there are no free ICU beds other than those reserved specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-COV-2,” the GCS reported.


1,764 patients with COVID-19 in ICU, of which 41 children


As many as 19,745 people with SARS-CoV-2 have been admitted in hospital units, 491 of them being children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to the quoted source, there are 1,764 people admitted in the ICU, of which 41 are children.

Nationwide, 138,567 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are isolating at home and 17,757 are in institutionalized isolation.

Furthermore, 57,451 people are quarantining at home, and 169 people are in institutionalized quarantine


261 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in the last 24 hours


As many as 261 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 (134 men and 127 women) were reported dead in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 42,042, shows data released on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

No previously unaccounted deaths were reported.

A patient listed as dead by the Bihor Public Health Inspectorate was infected in Austria.

The newly reported fatalities include an unvaccinated 19-year-old woman from Hunedoara County, and a 20-year-old woman from Satu Mare County, also unvaccinated; both were suffering from underlying conditions.

Of the 261 deaths, one was in the 10 – 19 years age range, one was in the 20 – 29 years age range, three were in the 30 – 39 years age range, seven in the 40 – 49 years age range, 21 in the 50 – 59 age range, 59 in the 60 – 69 age range, 99 in the 70 – 79 years age range, and 70 fatalities were in the 80+ age group.

As many as 231 of the recorded deaths were in patients with underlying conditions, 21 deaths had no comorbidities, and for nine deaths no such conditions have been reported so far.

Out of the 261 Covid fatalities, 238 were unvaccinated and 23 were vaccinated. The vaccinated fatalities were aged between 50 and 80. 22 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, while no comorbidities were reported for one fatality.


Bucharest remains in top of cities, counties with most new cases of COVID


The most newly confirmed cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 from the last reporting were registered in Bucharest – 2,546 and the counties of Constanta – 678, Timis – 569, Brasov – 537, Galati – 521, Arges – 401, the Strategic Communication Group informed on Monday.

The counties with the fewest new cases of COVID-19 were Covasna – 38, Vrancea – 40, Maramures – 44, Salaj – 60, Satu Mare – 69, Harghita – 77, Caras-Severin – 81.

The capital has an incidence of 16.42 cases per thousand inhabitants.

The county of Ilfov has the biggest case incidence of infection, cumulated at 14 days, with 17.03 cases per thousand inhabitants. High incidence is also recorded in the counties of Timis – 10.44 and Prahova – 9.18.

All counties are in the red scenario (over three cases per thousand inhabitants).


Via Agerpres

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