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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 7.424 following over 35.000 tests nationwide in the past 24 hours

As many as 7,424 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following almost 35,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

As of Sunday, 1,648,031 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of which 8,374 are from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,405,694 were declared cured.

To date, 10,307,196 RT-PCR tests and 4,446,278 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 14,906 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,446 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,460 on request) and 19,995 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 764 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

1,874 patients in intensive care, including 31 children

 

As many as 20,005 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, including 421 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

According to GCS, out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,874 patients, including 31 children, are in intensive care.

In Romania, 148,545 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 18,993 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 59,996 people are in quarantine at home and 100 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 5,106 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line.

 

427 COVID-19 related deaths in Romania in the past 24 hours including 33 previous fatalities

 

Another 427 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, including 33 previously unaccounted for, according to data released on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, these are 202 men and 225 women.

As many as 393 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, 17 deaths had no comorbidities, and for 17 deaths no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of the 427 patients who died, 386 were unvaccinated and 41 were vaccinated. The 41 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 50 to 59 years and over 80 years; 40 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, and no comorbidities were reported for one death.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 47,751 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Most new COVID-19 cases in Romania reported in Bucharest (1,462), counties of Prahova (572), Arges (370)

 

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 1,462 and in the counties of Prahova – 572, Arges – 370, Iasi – 369, Ilfov – 355 , Bihor – 341, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Tulcea – 24, Botosani – 29, Braila, and Suceava – 48 cases each.

The 14-day cumulative reporting rate in Bucharest City is 14.35 cases per 1,000 population, the eighth day of a slight decrease.

However, Ilfov County ranks first in terms of the 14-day cumulative reporting rate, with 15.97 cases per 1,000 population.

It is followed by the counties of Prahova – 11.85, Alba – 10.54, Brasov – 10.38, Bihor – 10.52, Arad – 10.19, Constanta – 9.87.

All counties are in the red scenario (over three cases per 1,000 population).

 

4,338 COVID-19 fines levied in the last 24 hours

 

Law enforcement in Romania levied 4,338 COVID-19 fines totalling 805,990 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 Sunday.

Also, five criminal files were 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.

 

No ICU bed left for COVID-19 patients

 

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus information task force, announced on Sunday that there was free bes 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.

According to data in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,742 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide. In Bucharest, 392 such beds are approved by the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

Nationwide, there is an operational reserve of 145 ICU beds for patients infected with the novel coronavirus. These beds are activated, dynamically, where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.

1,874 ICU beds are occupied nationwide.

There is currently no ICU bed 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.

“When commissioning new ICU beds, the emphasis is on those intended for people who have certain health conditions and who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, because in such instances the patients suffer from serious conditions that can constitute comorbidities and consequently they are at a much higher risk,” GCS said.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

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