Romania’s SARS-CoV-2 caseload increased by 1,673 in the last 24 hours following over 51,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Friday.
As of today, 1,783,630 COVID positives were confirmed in Romania, 10,416 of whom are reinfected persons found positive more than 180 days after the first infection. As many as 1,695,283 patients were declared cured.
To date, 10,752,049 RT-PCR tests and 5,356,525 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide, with 13,818 RT-PCR tests run in the last 24 hours (7,737 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,081 on request); as many as 37,582 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, 440 people were reconfirmed positive.
1,031 ICU beds occupied nationwide with COVID-19 patients
The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced that on Friday, 1,031 intensive care beds are occupied nationwide with COVID-19 patients.
On Friday, according to the data in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,582 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide, of which 352 in Bucharest.
206 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours, 23 prior to reporting period
As many as 206 – 133 men and 93 women Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 (33 men and 33 women) were reported dead in the last 24 hours, including 23 earlier fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 56,890, shows data released on Thursday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The previously unaccounted fatalities occurred in the counties of Arad, Calarasi, Dolj, Iasi, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Suceava, Teleorman and the City of Bucharest in October and November 2021.
Of the 206 deaths, two were recorded in the 30-39 years age range, three in the 40 – 49 years age range, 18 in the 50 – 59 age range, 41 in the 60 – 69 age range, 72 in the 70 – 79 years age range, and 70 in the 80+ age group.
As many as 196 of the recorded deaths were in patients with underlying conditions, two deaths had no pre-existing conditions, while no comorbidities were reported until presently for 8 patients.
Out of the 206 Covid fatalities, 171 were unvaccinated and 35 were vaccinated. The vaccinated fatalities were aged between 50-59 and 80+. All of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities.
1,860 fines for violating pandemic prevention measures in last 24 hours
Police and gendarmes have applied, in the last 24 hours, 1,860 fines for minor offenses, totaling 435,300 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 Friday.
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.