Romania’s SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 1,149 in the last 24 hours following over 20,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.
As of today, 1,781,957 COVID positives were confirmed in Romania, 10,366 of whom are reinfected persons found positive more than 180 days after the first infection. As many as 1,691,356 patients were declared cured.
To date, 10,738,231 RT-PCR tests and 5,318,943 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide, with 7,307 RT-PCR tests run in the last 24 hours (3,875 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 3,432 on request); as many as 12,831 rapid antigen tests were also administered in the past 24 hours.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 169 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,075 people infected with COVID in ICU, including 8 children
As many as 6,934 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in health facilities, of whom 110 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.
According to the source, 1,076 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, including 8 children.
On Romania’s territory, 30,154 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 6,718 people are in institutional isolation.
Furthermore, 48,307 people are in quarantine at home, and 53 in institutional quarantine.
66 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours, 8 prior to reporting period
As many as 66 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 (33 men and 33 women) were reported dead in the last 24 hours, including eight earlier fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 56,684, shows data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The previously unaccounted fatalities occurred in the counties of Arad, Bacau, Mures, Neamt, six in October and two in November 2021.
Of the 66 deaths, one was recorded in the 0-9 years age range, one in the 40 – 49 years age range, five in the 50 – 59 age range, 19 in the 60 – 69 age range, 17 in the 70 – 79 years age range, and 23 in the 80+ age group.
As many as 62 of the recorded deaths were in patients with underlying conditions, and four deaths had no pre-existing conditions.
Out of the 66 Covid fatalities, 56 were unvaccinated and 10 were vaccinated. The vaccinated fatalities were aged between 60-69 and 80+. 9 of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities and for one no comorbidities have been reported.
Girl aged one dies due to COVID-19
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) has informed, on Thursday, that, in the past 24 hours there were 66 deaths of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, among which a girl aged 1.
According to the GCS, the girl, from Mures County, presented comorbidities.
Most new COVID-19 cases in counties of Timis – 94, Sibiu – 83, Cluj – 61
Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Timis – 95 and the counties of Sibiu – 83, Cluj – 61, Arad – 53, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.
The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Vaslui – 5, and Tulcea – 6.
Bucharest City records an incidence rate of 1.71 Covid cases per thousand population, on a steady decline from the previous days.
Arad County ranks first by the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, with 2.95 cases per 1,000 population, followed by Cluj County with 2.46.
As many as of 33 of Romania’s 41 counties are in the green safe zone, 9 counties are in the yellow zone (with less than three cases per 1,000 population).
1,867 fines for violating pandemic prevention measures in last 24 hours
Police and gendarmes have applied, in the last 24 hours, 1,867 sanctions for minor offenses, totaling 421,140 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 Thursday.
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.
Compiled from Agerpres