As many as 2,796 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, and 231 deaths, including 36 previously unaccounted for, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
“According to data available at the National Centre for Intervention Coordination and Management (CNCCI) as of November 24, 10:00hrs, EET, within the past 24 hours, 2,796 cases of SARS-CoV-2 positive people were recorded.
1,380 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including 15 children
As many as 9,452 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, including 150 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.
According to GCS, out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,380 patients, including 15 children, are in intensive care, down from the previous day.
Of the 1,380 patients admitted to ICU, 136 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.
In Romania, 46,169 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 9,675 are in institutional isolation.
Also, 52,358 people are in quarantine at home and 64 in institutional quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 1,680 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line.
53 ICU beds available nationwide for COVID-19 patients
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Wednesday reported that there were 53 beds available for intensive care COVID-19 patients, in addition to those reserved for people with certain medical conditions who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
On Wednesday, according to data in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,699 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.
In Bucharest, 398 ICU beds are approved for patients with COVID-19.
Nationwide, there is an operational reserve of 114 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.
According to GCS, 1,380 ICU beds are occupied across the country.
At the moment, there are 53 ICU beds available in the country: six in Bucharest, three in Arges County, one in Bihor County, one in Brasov County, 14 in Constanta County, two in Dolj County, two in Galati County, three in Gorj county, two in Harghita county, two in Hunedoara county, two in Iasi county, two in Maramures county, three in Salaj county, three in Sibiu county, one in Timis county, six in Vaslui county – other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
According to the same source, they are still working to make operational and provide the necessary medical staff for other ICU beds, which will be available in the coming days.
“In the process of making operational new ICU beds, the emphasis is on those for people who have certain medical conditions and who are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2, because in these cases the patients have serious conditions that can cause comorbidities and are exposed to a much higher risk,” GCS reported.
Most COVID-19 cases recorded in Bucharest, Ilfov and Cluj counties
Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 539 and in the Ilfov – 160, Cluj – 150, Timis – 148, Arad – 140 counties, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Olt – 17, Vrancea – 19, Mehedinti – 20, Salaj – 22, Gorj – 23.
Bucharest has an incidence of 2.87 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 4.26 cases per thousand inhabitants.
High incidence rates are also registered in the counties of Bihor – 3.94, Cluj – 3.9, Brasov – 3.86, Sibiu – 3.5.
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).
Five cities with COVID-19 incidence rate higher than 6 per thousand
The incidence of COVID-19 cases reported for 14 days is higher than 6 per thousand inhabitants in five Romanian cities and towns, decreasing compared to the previous day, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
According to GCS, an incidence rate higher than 10 per thousand inhabitants is no longer recorded in any city.
The cities with the highest incidence are:
* Vascau (Bihor) – 8.03
* Curtici (Arad) – 7.34
* Faurei (Braila) – 6.35
* Valea lui Mihai (Bihor) – 6.3
* Huedin (Cluj) – 6.03
* Geoagiu (Hunedoara) – 5.97
* Orastie (Hunedoara) – 5.4
* Chitila (Ilfov) – 5.32.
Regarding the rural towns, the highest incidence is registered in:
* Valea Ierii (Cluj) – 15.14
* Cerbal (Hunedoara) – 14.53
* Dezna (Arad) – 12.81
* Bulzestii de Sus (Hunedoara) – 11.63
* Titesti (Valcea) – 11.53
* Blagesti (Vaslui) – 11.39
* Carpinet (Bihor) – 10.78.