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August 17, 2022

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 3.076 following over 44.000 tests nationwide in the past 24 hours

As many as 3,076 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, from over 44,000 tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

Until Thursday, nationwide there have been 1,755,179 cases of COVID-19, including 9,919 reinfected patients, tested positive for a period longer than 180 days since first contracting the disease.

According to the GCS, 1,618,583 patients were declared cured.

Nationwide, there have been 10,587,297 RT-PCR tests done and 5,015,191 quick antigenic tests.

In the last 24 hours there have been 13,968 RT-PCR tests done (8,018 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 5,950 upon request) and 30,768 quick antigenic tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, upon retesting patients who were already positive, 676 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.


1,632 patients infected with COVID-19 in ICU, including 14 children


As many as 12,559 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health facilities, of whom 178 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

According to the source, 1,632 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, including 14 children.

On Romania’s territory, 66,093 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 12,957 people are in institutional isolation.

Furthermore, 60,200 people are in quarantine at home, and 72 in institutional quarantine.


332 COVID-19 deaths reported in Romania in last 24 hours


As many as 332 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 (165 men and 167 women) were reported dead in the last 24 hours, including 76 earlier fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 54,343, shows data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).

The deceased patients had been hospitalised in 40 counties (out of Romania’s total of 41) and in Bucharest City.

The previously unaccounted fatalities occurred in September, October and November 2021 in Bucharest City and several counties.

Of the 332 deaths, 11 were in the 40 – 49 years age range, 33 in the 50 – 59 age range, 87 in the 60 – 69 age range, 119 in the 70 – 79 years age range, and 82 in the 80+ age group.

As many as 294 of the recorded deaths were in patients with underlying conditions, 20 deaths had no comorbidities, and for 10 deaths no such conditions have been reported so far.

Out of the 332 Covid fatalities, 311 were unvaccinated and 21 were vaccinated. The vaccinated fatalities were aged between 50 and 80+; 19 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, while no such conditions were reported for two fatalities.


Bucharest has most COVID new cases (380), followed by Brasov and Cluj counties


The most new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 since the last reporting were registered in Bucharest – 380 and in the counties of Brasov – 171, Cluj – 168, Timis – 147, Bihor – 125, Prahova – 119, Ilfov – 112, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

The counties with the fewest cases of COVID-19 are Calarasi – 19, Vrancea – 21, Bistrita-Nasaud – 23, Salaj – 24, Gorj – 25, Mehedinti – 26.

The capital city has an incidence of 4.76 per thousand inhabitants, dropping from the previous days.


The county of Arad has the larger incidence cumulated at 14 days, with 6.32 cases per thousand inhabitants.


31 towns, cities report at least six cases of COVID-19 per 1,000 population


The 14-day COVID-19 cumulative reporting rate in Romania is greater than or equal to six per 1,000 population in 31 towns or cities, down from the previous reporting, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the novel coronavirus information task force, said on Thursday.

According to GCS, the rate exceeds 10 per 1,000 population only in the town of Marghita, Bihor County.


Via Agerpres

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