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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.279 following over 42.000 tests performed in the past 24 hours

A number of 1,279 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, and more than 42,000 tests have been performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

Of the 1,279 new cases, 35 were recorded among re-infected patients, who tested positive for more than 180 days after the first time they went through the disease.

As of Tuesday, 1,789,539 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in Romania, of which 10,552 were re-infected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days after the first period of illness.

According to the GCS, 1,707,968 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,809,327 RT-PCR tests and 5,468,343 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the past 24 hours, 15,029 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,813 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,215 on request) and 27,647 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, 249 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19 after retesting patients who were already positive.

 

807 patients infected with COVID-19 in ICU; 5 of them are children

 

A number of 4,959 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the health units, of whom 88 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

According to GCS, 807 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, five of whom are children.

Of the 807 patients admitted to the ICU, 66 had a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 24,101 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 5,347 in institutional isolation.

At the same time, 53,833 people are in quarantine at home, and 57 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, 1,357 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 1,321 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.

 

100 deaths recorded in the past 24hrs in COVID-19 patients

 

A total of 100 deaths – 47 men and 53 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

The deceased were hospitalized in the counties of Alba, Arges, Arad, Bacau, Bihor, Braila, Botosani, Brasov, Buzau, Caras-Severin, Constanta, Dâmbovita, Dolj, Gorj, Galati, Giurgiu, Harghita, Ialomita, Iasi. Mures, Neamt, Olt, Prahova, Sibiu, Satu Mare, Suceava, Timis, Teleorman, Vrancea, Vaslui, Ilfov and Bucharest.

14 deaths occured prior to the reference period, occurring in the counties of Arges, Brasov, Ilfov, Neamt, Prahova and in Bucharest, recorded in October and November 2021.

Of the 100 deaths, one was recorded in the 30-39 age group, two in the 40-49 age group, 10 in the 50-59 age group, 34 in the 60-69 age group, 28 in the age category 70 – 79 years and 25 in the age category over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 96 of the deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, two of the deceased patients had no comorbidities, and no other comorbidities have been reported so far.

Out of a total of 100 patients who died, 85 were unvaccinated and 15 were vaccinated against COVID. The 15 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 30 to 39 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

From the beginning of the pandemic to Tuesday, 57,360 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.

 

Most new cases of COVID-19 – in Bucharest (179) and in Timis County (84)

 

Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 179 and in the counties of Timis – 84, Arad – 83, Cluj – 75, Brasov – 70, , the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Calarasi – 4, Mehedinti – 5, Gorj, Giurgiu – 8.

The municipality of Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 1.21 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 2.41 cases per thousand population, being the only county in the yellow scenario.

 

Incidence of COVID-19 cases higher than 3 per thousand in only six cities, towns

 

The incidence of COVID-19 cases reported for 14 days exceeds 3 per thousand inhabitants in only six cities, towns in the country, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

The cities with the highest incidence are:

* Curtici (Arad) – 3.9

* Sebis (Arad) – 3.81

* Valea lui Mihai (Bihor) – 3.77

* Cisnadie (Sibiu) – 3.46

* Cazznesti (Ialomita) – 3.45

* Sovata (Mures) – 3,17

 

Regarding the rural towns, the highest incidence were recorded in:

* Ceru Bacainti (Alba) – 34.04

* Alunis (Cluj) – 12.59

* Mehadica (Caras-Severin) – 10.61

* Luncoiu de Jos (Hunedoara) – 9.98

* Lozna (Salaj) – 9.85.

 

Via Agerpres

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