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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.096 on 15.000-plus tests performed over past 24 hrs

A number of 1,096 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 15,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

As of Monday, 1,778,045 cases of COVID-19 had been registered in Romania, of which 10,292 were reinfected persons found positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,683,204 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,712,405 RT-PCR tests and 5,278,269 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 5,468 RT-PCR tests were performed (2,801 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,667 on request) and 10,057 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, 176 people retested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

 

1,203 patients infected with COVID-19 in ICU, including 10 children

 

As many as 7,569 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in health facilities, of whom 132 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to the source, 1,203 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, including 10 children. Of the 1,203 patients admitted in ICUs, 117 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.

On Romania’s territory, 34,777 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 7,336 people are in institutional isolation.

Furthermore, 46,396 people are in quarantine at home, and 57 in institutional quarantine.

 

254 ICU beds left for COVID-19 patients

 

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus information task force, announced on Monday that there were 254 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 1,630 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide on Thursday. In Bucharest, 378 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are approved by the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

Nationwide, there is an operational reserve of 78 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.

 

107 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours, 15 prior to reference interval

 

A total of 107 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, including 15 prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

According to the GCS, 47 men and 60 women died in hospitals across the country and in Bucharest.

The 15 deaths prior to the reference interval occurred in the counties of Arad, Bacau, Iasi, Neamt, one in September 2021, 12 in October 2021 and two in November 2021.

Of the 107 deaths, four were registered in the 40 – 49 years age range, 13 in the 50 – 59 years age range, 32 in the 60 – 69 years age category, 34 in the 70 – 79 years age range and 24 in age group over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 99 of the deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, three of the patients who died had no comorbidities, and for five patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of a total of 107 patients who died, 92 were unvaccinated and 15 were vaccinated against COVID. The 15 vaccinated deceased patients were aged 50-59 years and over 80 years. 13 of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, and no comorbidities were reported for two patients.

From the beginning of the pandemic to Monday, 56,382 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have died.

 

Most new cases of COVID – in Bucharest (169) and in counties of Constanta and Cluj

 

Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 169 and in the counties of Constanta – 88, Cluj – 72, Giurgiu and Arges – 68 each, Timis – 57, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on MOnday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Tulcea – 1, Gorj – 2, Harghita – 3.

The capital has an incidence of 1,95 cases per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous days.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections cumulated at 14 days, with 3.25 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by Cluj with 2.84

Nine counties are in the yellow zone (incidence under three cases per thousand inhabitants): and 32 counties are in the green zone.

 

3,216 fines for violating pandemic prevention measures in last 24 hours

 

Police and gendarmes have applied, in the last 24 hours, 3,216 sanctions for minor offenses, totaling 865,400 lei, as a result of violating the provisions of Law 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.

Also, through the competent structures of the Police, one criminal file was drawn up for thwarting the fight against diseases.

Violations of the sanitary protection norms can be reported to TELVERDE 0800.800.165, made operational by the Ministry of Interior, the calls being taken over by a dispatcher in an integrated system and distributed to the territorial structures for verification, GCS states.

 

Via Agerpres

 

 

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