As many as 14,950 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following over 75,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, 1,602,830 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of whom 7,711 are from re-infected patients, tested positive for more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,358,530 were declared cured.
To date, 10,223,507 RT-PCR tests and 4,297,968 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
In the last 24 hours, 26,202 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,557 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,645 on request) and 48,942 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,470 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,861 patients infected with COVID-19 in intensive care; 44 are children
A number of 20,442 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in healthcare units, of whom 478 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
According to the same source, 1,861 patients are now in intensive care, of whom 44 are children.
In Romania, 148,914 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 19,632 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 56,195 people are in quarantine at home, and 96 people are in institutional quarantine.
In the past 24 hours, 7,781 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 860 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
512 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours, including 4 previously unaccounted
Another 512 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, including four previously unaccounted for, according to data released on Wednesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.
According to GCS, these are 265 men and 247 women.
As many as 464 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, 33 deaths had no comorbidities, and for 15 deaths no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Out of the 512 patients who died, 465 were unvaccinated and 47 were vaccinated. The 47 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 30 to 39 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 46,015 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
No free beds at ICU for COVID patients
The Strategic Communication Group announced that no ICU beds are available nationwide on Wednesday, other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-COV-2.
According to data available in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,743 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide. In Bucharest, there are 392 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.
There is also a nationwide operational reserve of 149 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. These beds are activated, dynamically, where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.