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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 803 following over 17.000 tests performed nationwide in the past 24 hours

A total of 803 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with more than 17,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Of the 803 new cases, 12 were in reinfected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first time they went through the disease.

As of Monday, 1,786,839 cases of COVID-19 had been registered in Romania, of which 10,474 were re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first period of illness.

According to the GCS, 1,703,284 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,778,908 RT-PCR tests and 5,404,378 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 5,101 RT-PCR tests were performed (2,979 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,122 on request) and 12,004 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 120 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.


881 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care; five are children


A number of 5,629 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the health units, of whom 110 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to the quoted source, 881 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, five of whom are children.

Of the 881 patients admitted to the ICU, 82 had a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 26,016 people confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus are in isolation at home and 5,721 people are in institutional isolation.

Also, 48,735 people are in quarantine at home, and in institutionalized quarantine – 52.

In the last 24 hours, 1,156 calls were registered to the emergency number 112.


54 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours


Another 54 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 – 28 men and 26 women – are reported dead in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Monday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

The deceased were hospitalised in the counties of Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacau, Botosani, Braila, Brasov, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Dolj, Gorj, Harghita, Salaj, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Timis, Vaslui, and Bucharest City.

Of the 54 deaths, one was in the age group 30-39 years, two in the age group 40-49 years, one in the age group 50-59 years, 14 in the age group 60-69 years, 16 in the age group 70-79 years, and 20 in the age group over 80 years.

As many as 51 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, and three deaths had no comorbidities.

Out of the 54 patients who died, 51 were unvaccinated and three were vaccinated. The age range of the three vaccinated deceased patients was 60-69 to 70-79. All the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 57,153 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Bucharest (252), Brasov (55) and Arad (51)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 252, Brasov – 55, Arad – 51, Cluj and Timis – 50 each, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the counties of Salaj – 1, Harghita – 2, Teleorman and Calarasi – 3, Mehedinti – 4, Bistrita-Nasaud – 5, while in Tulcea County there were no new cases recorded.

The Capital City has an incidence of 1.35 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections per thousand inhabitants, down from the previous days.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections reported for 14 days, with 2.55 cases per thousand inhabitants, followed by Cluj County with an incidence of 1.97.

A number of 41 counties are in the green zone, Arad being the only county in the yellow zone. No county is in the red zone anymore.


Compiled from Agerpres

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