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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 8.971; 489 COVID-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours

As many as 8,971 COVID positives have been registered in the past 24 hours, as well as 489 COVID-related deaths – 55 of which prior to the reporting period – the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday, citing data available with the National Intervention Coordination and Management Center – CNCCI as of November 4, at 10:00 hrs.


489 COVID-19 deaths, including 55 prior to reference interval


As many as 489 patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 have died in the last 24 hours, including 55 prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

The 55 deaths that occurred prior to the reference interval were registered in the counties of Arges, Brasov, Constanta, Dambovita, Galati, Harghita, Ilfov, Iasi, Mures, Neamt, Suceava, Vaslui, Vrancea and the Bucharest Municipality, in October. 434 deaths were reported in the reference interval.

According to the GCS, 255 men and 234 women have died in hospitals in the counties of Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Braila, Brasov, Buzau, Calarasi, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Covasna, Dambovita, Dolj, Galati, Giurgiu, Gorj, Harghita, Hunedoara, Ialomita, Iasi, Ilfov, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Salaj, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Timis, Tulcea, Vaslui, Valcea, Vrancea and the Bucharest Municipality.

Among the 489 deaths, two were registered in the 20-29 age category, five in the 30-39 age category, 19 for the 40-49 age category, 49 for the 50-59 age category, 116 deaths in the 60-69 category, 152 for the 70-79 age group and 146 for the over 80 age group.

As many as 455 of the registered deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, 7 did not present comorbidities, and for 27 patients there are currently no reported comorbidities.

Of the total of 489 deceased patients, 440 were unvaccinated and 49 vaccinated. The 49 vaccinated patients had ages between 40-49 and over 80. 48 of the vaccinated patients presented comorbidities, and for one patient there were no comorbidities reported.

A total of 49,604 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania, since the beginning of the pandemic.


Two young women, 21 and 28, infected with SARS-CoV-2, not vaccinated die


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday that over the past 24 hours a number of 489 deaths were reported in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, among whom two young women, a 21-year-old from Maramures and a 28-year old from Arad, both not vaccinated against COVID.

According to GCS, the two had comorbidities.


 No ICU bed left for COVID-19 patients 


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced that nationally, on Thursday, there are 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 Thursday, according to data in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,751 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. In Bucharest, 392 ICU beds are approved for COVID-19 patients.

Nationwide, there is an operational reserve of 178 ICU beds for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, GCS said. These beds are activated, dynamically, where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.

According to GCS, 1,902 ICU beds are occupied across the country.

At the national level, there are currently no ICU beds available, other than those reserved specifically for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, GCS reported.

According to the quoted source, is still underway to mobilise and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds that will be available in the coming days.

“We mention the fact that in the process of operationalization of new ATI beds, the emphasis is on those intended for people who have certain medical conditions and who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, because in these cases the respective patients present serious conditions that can constitute comorbidities and are at much higher risk,” GCS said.


Bucharest City sees most new COVID-19 cases in Romania – 1,121, Prahova County is next


Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 1,121 and the counties of Prahova – 650, Brasov – 518, Bihor – 477, and Timis – 434, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Bistrita-Nasaud – 63, Mehedinti – 66 and Botosani – 72.

Bucharest City records an incidence rate of 12.44 Covid cases per thousand population, on a decline for 13 straight days.

Ilfov County ranks first by the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, with 14.18 cases per 1,000 population, followed by the counties of Prahova – 10.9, Bihor – 10.82, Alba – 10.14, and Arad – 9.98.

All of Romania’s 41 counties are in the red zone (with more than three cases per 1,000 population).


198 cities with COVID-19 incidence 6 per thousand inhabitants or higher


The incidence of COVID-19 cases cumulated at 14 days is greater than or equal to 6 per thousand inhabitants in 198 cities, down from the previous day, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.


According to GCS, the incidence is over 10 per thousand inhabitants in 62 cities.


The cities with the highest incidence are:


* Otopeni (Ilfov) – 19.55


* Nucet (Bihor) – 18.74


* Stei (Bihor) – 15.87


* Popesti-Leordeni (Ilfov) – 15.72


* Amara (Ialomita) – 15.25


* Alba Iulia (Alba) – 15.21


* Magurele (Ilfov) – 14.91


* Buftea (Ilfov) – 14.89


* Nadlac (Arad) – 14.51


* Beius (Bihor) – 14.33


Regarding the communes, the highest incidence is registered in:


* Saceni (Teleorman) – 29.89


* Mogos (Alba) – 25.1


* Plescuta (Arad) – 23.58.


Compiled from Agerpres

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