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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.622 following over 10.700 tests carried out in the past 24 hours

A number of 1,622 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following more than 28,700 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, 1,779,667 cases of COVID-19 had been registered in Romania, of which 10,325 were reinfected persons found positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,686,752 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,723,198 RT-PCR tests and 5,296,199 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 10,793 RT-PCR tests were performed (4,980 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 5,813 on request) and 17,930 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, 369 people retested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

 

1,146 patients infected with COVID-19 in ICU, including 8 children

 

As many as 7,172 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in health facilities, of whom 126 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.

According to the source, 1,146 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, including 8 children.

On Romania’s territory, 33,627 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 7,175 people are in institutional isolation.

Furthermore, 49,516 people are in quarantine at home, and 57 in institutional quarantine.

 

147 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours, including 28-year old, unvaccinated woman

 

A total of 147 deaths in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been reported in the last 24 hours, including 17 prior to the reference interval, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

According to the GCS, 69 men and 78 women died in hospitals across the country and in Bucharest, including a 28-year old woman, unvaccinated, without comorbidities from Bihor county.

The 17 deaths prior to the reference interval occurred in the counties of Arad, Giurgiu, Mures, Neamt, Timis, one in October 2021.

Of the 147 deaths, one was registered in the 20-29 years age range, one in the 30-39 age range, seven were registered in the 40-49 years age range, 13 in the 50-59 years age range, 38 in the 60-69 years age category, 46 in the 70-79 years age range and 41 in age group over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 144 of the deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, three of the patients who died had no comorbidities.

Out of a total of 147 patients who died, 132 were unvaccinated and 15 were vaccinated against COVID. The 15 vaccinated deceased patients were aged 40-49 years and over 80 years. All the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

From the beginning of the pandemic to Monday, 56,529 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 – 145 and in the counties of Timis – 117, Arad – 94 and Mures – 77, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Ialomita and Covasna, 2 each.

The capital has an incidence of 1,85 cases per thousand inhabitants, down compared to the previous days.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections cumulated at 14 days, with 3.13 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by Cluj with 2.66

Nine counties are in the yellow zone (incidence under three cases per thousand inhabitants) and 31 counties are in the green zone.

 

2,097 fines for violating pandemic prevention measures in last 24 hours

 

Police and gendarmes have applied, in the last 24 hours, 2,097 sanctions for minor offenses, totaling 472,630 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 Tuesday.

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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