Romania’s SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 18,863 in the last 24 hours – the highest since the onset of the pandemic – following over 81,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, 1,486,264 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,261,267 were declared cured.
To date, 10,036,450 RT-PCR tests and 3,978,693 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide, with 27,819 RT-PCR tests run in the last 24 hours (15,039 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,780 on request); as many as 53,235 rapid antigen tests were also administered in the past 24 hours.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,568 people were reconfirmed positive.
574 deaths in COVID patients in last 24 hrs take death toll to 42,616
As many as 574 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported by the National Institute of Public Health in the last 24 hours, of which 13 prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group announce
The 13 deaths prior to the reference interval occurred one in September and 12 in October, in the counties of Arges, Constanta, Ialomita, Maramures, Mures and Suceava.
According to the GCS, the deaths were recorded in 294 men and 280 women infected with COVID-19.
Of the 574 deaths, 5 were recorded in the age category 30-39 years, 26 in the age category 40-49 years, 60 in the age category 50-59 years, 141 in the age category 60-69 years, 197 in the age category 70-79 years and 145 in the age category over 80 years.
Also, 518 of the recorded deaths are of patients who had comorbidities, 46 deceased patients did not have any associated diseases, and for ten deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Out of the total 574 deceased patients, 528 were unvaccinated and 46 vaccinated.
The 46 deceased patients were between the ages of 40 and 80. 43 of the deceased patients vaccinated had comorbidites, and for three deceased patients no comorbidites were reported.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 42,616 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
A record number of deaths was also recorded on October 12 – 442 people.
Most new COVID-19 cases in Romania reported by Bucharest (2,190), counties of Iasi (658), Constanta (655)
Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 2,190, and the counties of Iasi – 658, Constanta – 655, Ilfov – 626, Bihor – 605, Timis – 565, Prahova – 554, and Cluj – 544, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Buzau – 64, Covasna – 78, and Satu Mare – 89.
The 14-day cumulative reporting rate in Bucharest City is 16.44 cases per 1,000 population.
However, Ilfov County ranks first in terms of the 14-day cumulative reporting rate, with 17.15 cases per 1,000 population, followed by the counties of Timis – 10.37, Prahova – 9.49, Ialomita – 9.13, and Cluj – 9.00.
All counties are in the red scenario (over three cases per 1,000 population).