A number of 1,936 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been reported in the past 24 hours, with more than 22,800 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.
“According to the existing data at the CNCCI level, on November 21, 2021, at 10.00 am, for 24 hours, 1,936 cases of positive people with SARS-CoV-2 were reported, and 121 deaths, of which 16 occurred before the reference interval,” stated GCS.
As of Sunday, 1,762,701 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in Romania, of which 10,040 were re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first period of illness.
According to the GCS, 1,639,344 patients were declared cured.
At the national level, 10,623,110 RT-PCR tests and 5,087,750 rapid antigenic tests were performed.
In the past 24 hours, 8,981 RT-PCR tests were performed (3,978 based on the case definition and the medical protocol and 5,003 upon request) and 13,827 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 289 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.
121 deaths recorded in SARS-CoV-2 patients in the past 24hrs
A total of 121 deaths were recorded among the COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, of which 16 occurred prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday .
The 16 deaths occurred prior to the reference interval were recorded in the Bacau, Giurgiu, Neamt, Vaslui counties, in October.
According to GCS, 58 men and 63 women died, hospitalized in the counties of Alba, Arad, Bacau, Bihor, Botosani, Brasov, Buzau, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Constanta, Dambovita, Dolj, Giurgiu, Gorj, Harghita, Ilfov, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Salaj, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Timis and Vaslui and Bucharest. One of the patients who died became infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Serbia and died in the Timis County.
Of the 121 deaths, two were recorded in the age group 20 – 29 years, two in the age group 30 – 39 years, four in the age category 40 – 49 years, seven in the age category 50 – 59 years, 33 in the age category 60 – 69 years, 40 in the age category 70 – 79 years and 33 in the age category over 80 years.
Among those who died were a 24-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman who had comorbidities and were not vaccinated against COVID.
According to the GCS, 112 of the deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, two patients had no comorbidities, and for seven patients there were no comorbidities reported so far.
Out of a total of 121 patients who died, 113 were unvaccinated and eight were vaccinated against COVID. The eight vaccinated patients were 50-59 years old and over 80 years old. Seven of the vaccinated patients had comorbidities, and for one patient there were no comorbidities reported.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 54,959 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
1,573 patients in ICU, 15 of them are children
A number of 11,119 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the health units, of which 156 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.
According to the same source, 1,573 patients are now in intensive care, a slight decrease compared to the previous day, of whom 15 are children.
In Romania, 58,722 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 10,905 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 56,739 people are in quarantine at home, and 59 in institutionalized quarantine.
In the past 24 hours, 1,417 calls were reported to the single emergency number 112.
34 ICU beds available nationwide for COVID-19 patients
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Sunday reported that a number of 34 beds were available in intensive care for COVID-19 patients, nationwide, in addition to those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection.
On Sunday, according to data in the alerts.ms application, there were a total of 1,702 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients in Romania.
In Bucharest, 390 AICUTI beds are approved for COVID-19 patients.
At the national level, there is an operational reserve of 128 ICU beds for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, GCS said. They are activated dynamically where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.
At the national level, at this moment, 34 ICU beds are available: nine in Bucharest, one in Bihor County, three in Botosani County, four in Constanta County, four in Harghita County, three in Iasi County, one in Mehedinti County, six in Vaslui County, three in Vrancea County, other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with a SARS-COV-2, GCS reported.
According to the same source, work is still underway to operationalize and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds.
“In the process of operationalization of new ICU beds, emphasis is placed on those intended for people who have certain medical conditions and who are also confirmed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection, because in these cases the patients have serious conditions that may constitute comorbidities and are exposed to a much higher risk,” GCS said.
COVID-19 incidence rate 3.7 per thousand in Bucharest
The incidence rate of COVID-19 calculated for 14 days stood at 3.7 cases per thousand inhabitants, on Sunday, in Bucharest, according to the Public Health Directorate (DSP).
The highest rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the Capital City was reached on October 22 – 16.54 cases per thousand inhabitants.
On Saturday, the incidence of COVID-19 in Bucharest was 4.05.