A number of 2,736 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following over 54,000 tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, 1,766,987 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Romania, of which 10,116 were re-infected patients, tested positive at more than 180 days after the first period of illness.
According to the GCS, 1,653,179 patients were declared cured.
At national level, 10,643,392 RT-PCR tests and 5,140,572 rapid antigen tests were processed.
In the last 24 hours, 54,729 tests were performed, of which 15,133 RT-PCR tests (8,452 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,681 on request) and 39,596 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 588 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.
1,490 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including 17 children
As many as 10,162 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, including 155 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
According to GCS, out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,490 patients, including 17 children, are in intensive care, down from the previous day.
Of the 1,490 patients admitted to ICU, 152 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.
In Romania, 48,788 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 10,204 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 53,621 people are in quarantine at home and 54 in institutional quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 2,094 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line.
106 ICU beds available nationwide for COVID-19 patients
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Tuesday reported that there were 106 beds available in intensive care for patients with COVID-19, in addition to those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions who are also confirmed to have a SARS-CoV-2 infection.
On Tuesday, according to data in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,694 ATI beds for COVID-19 patients.
In Bucharest, 383 ICU beds are approved for patients with COVID-19.
Nationally, there is an operational reserve of 127 ICU beds for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, GCS said. They are made available dynamically, where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.
A total of 273 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, of which 30 prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
According to the GCS, 121 men and 152 died.
Out of a total of 273 patients who died, 243 were unvaccinated and 30 were vaccinated. The 30 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 40 to 49 years and over 80 years. 24 of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, and no comorbidities were reported for 6 patients.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 55,386 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.
Five towns with COVID-19 notification rate greater than 6 per thousand inhabitants
The notification rate of COVID-19 cases cumulated at 14 days is higher than 6 per thousand inhabitants in five towns, decreasing compared to the previous day, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.
According to GCS, a notification rate over 10 per thousand inhabitants is no longer registered in any town.
Most COVID-19 cases recorded in Bucharest, followed by Hunedoara and Cluj counties
Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 328 and in the Hunedoara – 179, Cluj – 163, Bihor – 139, Brasov – 138 counties, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Calarasi – 12, Mehedinti – 16, Gorj and Tulcea – 17 each.
Bucharest has an incidence of 3.04 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, down compared to the previous days.
Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections reported for 14 days, with 4.57 cases per thousand inhabitants.
High incidence rates are also registered in the counties of Bihor – 4.14, Cluj – 4.12, Brasov – 4.06, Sibiu – 3.72.
A number of 18 counties are in the green zone regarding infection with SARS-CoV-2, and 13 are in the yellow zone (incidence under three cases per thousand inhabitants).