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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 2.104 following over 43.000 tests carried out in 24hrs

A number of 2,104 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with more than 43,000 tests carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

As of Thursday, 1,771,887 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Romania, of which 10,196 are of reinfected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days since they first got infected.

According to the GCS, 1,663,637 patients were declared cured.

Nationally, 10,673,845 RT-PCR tests and 5,200,435 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the past 24 hours, 14,514 RT-PCR tests were carried out (8,047 based on case definition and medical protocol and 6,467 upon request) and 28,660 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already found to be positive, 424 people were reconfirmed to have COVID-19.

 

1,341 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including 12 children

 

As many as 8,859 people with COVID-19 are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, including 132 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

According to GCS, out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,341 patients, including 12 children, are in intensive care, down from the previous day.

Of the 1,341 patients admitted to ICU, 130 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 38,884 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 9,012 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 50,819 people are in quarantine at home and 64 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,492 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line, and 291 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free COVID-19 info line.

 

155 ICU beds left for COVID-19 patients

 

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus information task force, announced on Thursday that there were 155 beds available at the intensive care units in Romania for COVID-19 patients other than those reserved especially for people with certain medical conditions that are also confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.

According to data in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,685 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide on Thursday. In Bucharest, 398 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are approved by the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

Nationwide, there is an operational reserve of 95 ICU beds for patients infected with the novel coronavirus. These beds are activated, dynamically, where the number of ICU patients exceeds the capacity of the main wards.

 

212 new deaths in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, of which 35 prior to the reference interval

 

A total of 212 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, of which 35 prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

According to the GCS, 109 men and 103 women died.

Out of a total of 212 patients who died, 190 were unvaccinated and 22 were vaccinated. The 22 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 50 to 59 years and over 80 years. 21 of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, and no comorbidities were reported for one patient.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 55,829 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died in Romania.

 

Most new COVID-19 cases in Romania reported in Bucharest (239), counties of Cluj, Timis

 

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 328, and in the counties of Cluj – 149, Timis – 111, Arad – 110, Brasov – 107, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Mehedinti and Tulcea – 12 each, Valcea – 15, Vaslui – 16, Bistrita-Nasaud – 18.

The 14-day cumulative reporting rate in Bucharest City is 2.67 cases per 1,000 population, down from the previous day.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the 14-day cumulative reporting rate, with 4.05 cases per 1,000 population.

It is followed by the counties of Bihor – 3.77, Cluj – 3.76, Brasov – 3.74, and Sibiu – 3.41.

As many as of 20 of the 41 counties are in the green scenario, and 13 are in the yellow scenario (less than 3 cases per 1,000 population in last 14 days).

 

Four cities have an incidence of COVID-19 cases higher than 6 per thousand inhabitants

 

The incidence of COVID-19 cases cumulated at 14 days is higher than 6 per thousand inhabitants in four cities, decreasing compared to the previous day, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

According to GCS, the incidence of more than 10 per thousand inhabitants is no longer registered in any city.

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