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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 916 following over 19.000 tests carried out nationwide in the past 24 hours

As many as 916 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following over 19,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

Of the 916 new cases, 15 were in re-infected patients who tested positive for more than 180 days after first getting ill.

As of Sunday, 1,786,036 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of which 10,462 are from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,670,101 were declared cured.

To date, 10,773,807 RT-PCR tests and 5,392,374 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 8,244 RT-PCR tests were performed (3,578 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 4,666 on request) and 10,840 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 117 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

910 ICU beds occupied by COVID-19 patients nationwide

 

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus information task force, announced on Sunday that there were 910 beds in the intensive care units in Romania occupied by COVID-19 patients, as against 948 the day before.

According to data in the alerte.ms application, there were 1,573 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients nationwide on Sunday, 349 of which were in Bucharest City.

 

 78 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in the last 24 hours

 

Another 78 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are reported dead in the last 24 hours, including 21 previously unaccounted for – 53 men and 25 women – according to data released on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

As many as 71 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, five deaths had no comorbidities, and for two deaths no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of the 318 patients who died, 68 were unvaccinated and 10 were vaccinated. The age ranged of the 10 vaccinated deceased patients was 50 to 59 years and over 80 years; nine of the vaccinated deceased patients had comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for one patient.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 57,099 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Highest COVID-19 cases in Romania: Timis County (123), Bucharest City (113), Sibiu County (89)

 

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Timis County – 123, Bucharest City – 113, and the counties of Sibiu – 89, Constanta – 72, Cluj – 63, and Brasov – 53 the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Mehedinti and Vrancea – one case each, Botosani – 3, Tulcea – 4, Ialomita – 5, Braila – 6, Gorj – 7, Giurgiu – 8, and Buzau – 9..

The 14-day cumulative reporting rate in Bucharest City is 1.38 cases per 1,000 population, down from the day before.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the 14-day cumulative reporting rate, with 2.53 cases per 1,000 population.

It is followed by Cluj County – 2.04.

As many as 40 of the 41 counties are in the green scenario, and two in the yellow scenario. No county is in the red scenario anymore.

 

2,422 COVID-19 fines levied in last 24 hours

 

Law enforcement in Romania levied 2,422 COVID-19 fines totalling 528,825 lei in the last 24 hours for violations of Law 55/2020 on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the novel coronavirus information task force, reported on Sunday.

Also, two criminal files were drawn up for thwarting disease control.

Violations of the COVID-19 protection norms can be reported to the 0800.800.165 toll-free line set up by the Ministry of Interior, with the calls being taken over by a dispatcher in an integrated system and distributed to the local structures for verification.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

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