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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.421 following over 15.000 tests performed in the past 24 hours

As many as 1,421 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following over 15,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.

Of the 1,421 new cases, 43 were in re-infected patients who tested positive more than 180 days after the first time they went through the disease.

As of Tuesday, 1,788,260 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of which 10,517 are from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,705,896 were declared cured.

To date, 10,794,298 RT-PCR tests and 5,440,696 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

In the last 24 hours, 15,390 RT-PCR tests were performed (8,325 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,065 on request) and 36,318 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 319 people were reconfirmed positive.

 

834 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including seven children

 

As many as 5,206 people with COVID-19, including 91 children, are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.

According to GCS, out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 834 patients, including seven children, are in intensive care.

Of the 834 patients admitted to ICU, 75 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 25,042 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 5,626 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 50,205 people are in quarantine at home and 57 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 1,755 COVID-19 related calls were reported to the 112 emergency line, and 1,168 to the 0800 800 358 toll-free COVID-19 info line.

 

107 deaths in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in last 24 hours

 

A total of 107 deaths – 61 men and 46 women – in patients infected with the new coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

According to the GCS, 100 of the deaths were from patients who had comorbidities, 4 patients who died had no comorbidities, and no comorbidities had been reported to date for 3 patients who died.

6 deaths occurred prior to the reference interval, in the counties of Arad, Arges, Covasna, Neamt, in October and November 2021, and 101 deaths were reported in the reference interval.

Out of a total of 107 patients who died, 93 were unvaccinated and 14 were vaccinated. The 14 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 50-59 to over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

From the beginning of the pandemic until Tuesday, 57,260 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.

 

Most new cases of COVID-19 – in Bucharest (215) and in Timis County (131)

 

Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 215 and in the counties of Timis – 131, Cluj – 93, Brasov – 77, Arad – 74 , the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Calarasi, Tulcea – 6, Gorj – 8, Giurgiu, Valcea – 10, Mehedinti, Bistrita-Nasaud – 11, Galati, and Ialomita – 12.

The municipality of Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 1.27 cases per thousand population, on a downward trend from the previous days.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the 14-day incidence rate of infections, with 2.51 cases per thousand population.

Three counties are in the yellow zone (with less than three cases per thousand population): Suceava – 2.27, Botosani – 2.63, and Bistrita-Nasaud – 2.85.

 

INSP: By December 5,  5.160 cases with delta variant and 2 with Omicron variant

 

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) informs, on Tuesday, that there has been a 92 pct confirmation rate for SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern by December 5.

According to INSP, in the week of November 29 – December 5, the first two cases with the Omicron variant were confirmed: a 48-year-old woman from Brasov County and a 59-year-old man from Vaslui County, both confirmed on 4 December. The two have a history of travel to South Africa and complete primary vaccination, the woman with 2 doses, and the man with one dose.

In early November, a SARS-CoV-2 variant belonging to Pango lineage B.1.1.529 with a high number of S-gene mutations compared to the original virus was detected, and on November 26 it was designated by the World Health Organization as variant of concern and has been called “Omicron”.

As of December 5, as many as 7,524 sequences had been reported to the INSP – CNSCBT, of which 163 in the last week.

The 163 sequencers from November 29 to December 5 were reported by the Cantacuzino Institute (92) and the “Matei Bals” Institute (71).

To date, 6,918 cases with SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern were confirmed, of which 1,722 with the Alpha variant, 11 with Beta, 23 with Gamma, 5,160 with Delta and 2 with the Omicron variant.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

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