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GCS: 5,416 new cases of COVID-19 and 318 deaths, of which 15 previous, reported in past 24hrs

Over the past 24 hours there were registered 5,416 new cases of persons who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and 318 deaths were reported, out of which 15 occurred before the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.

“According to the data with the CNCCI on November 11, 2021, at 10:00, in the 24-hour interval, there were registered 5,416 cases of persons testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. Also, 318 deaths were reported, of which 15 previous,” GCS announced.


318 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours


Another 318 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, including 15 previously unaccounted for, according to data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

According to GCS, these are 161 men and 157 women.

As many as 295 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, 12 deaths had no comorbidities, and for 11 deaths no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of the 318 patients who died, 291 were unvaccinated and 27 were vaccinated. The 27 vaccinated deceased patients age ranged was 30 to 39 years and over 80 years; 26 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for one patient.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 52,206 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


No ICU-free bed for COVID patients; 1,772 – occupied


The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced that, on Thursday, there is no bed available for intensive care for COVID patients, except those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.

On Thursday, according to data in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,721 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. In Bucharest, 392 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are approved.

At the national level, there is an operational reserve of 171 ICU beds for SARS-CoV-2 infected patients, GCS said. They are activated dynamically where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.

1,772 ICU beds are occupied across the country, up from 1,823 reported on Wednesday.


Most new cases of COVID-19 in Capital City (601) and Ilfov (483), Cluj (359) counties


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 601 and in the Ilfov – 483, Cluj – 359 and Brasov – 306 counties, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the counties of Mehedinti – 36, Bistrita-Nasaud – 41, Salaj – 42.

The Capital City has an incidence of 7.94 cases per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous days.

Ilfov County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections reported for 14 days, with 9.67 cases per thousand inhabitants.

High incidences were also recorded in the counties of Bihor – 9.49, Arad – 8.56, Brasov and Cluj – 7.97.

Almost all counties are in the red zone (over three cases per thousand inhabitants), except Suceava (2.47) and Botosani (2.90).


Via Agerpres

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