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February 9, 2023

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1.032 new cases of COVID-19 following almost 40,000 tests in 24 hours

A total of 1,032 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with almost 40,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

Of the 1,032 new cases, 32 were in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first time they went through the disease.

As of Thursday, 1,790,571 cases of COVID-19 had been registered in Romania, of which 10,584 were in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first period of illness.

According to the GCS, 1,709,702 patients have been declared cured.

At national level, 10,823,067 RT-PCR tests and 5,494,379 rapid antigen tests have been processed so far.

In the last 24 hours, 13,740 RT-PCR tests were performed (7,197 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,543 on request) and 26,036 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, after retesting patients who were already positive, 220 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.


754 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, four of them are children


A number of 4,637 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the health care units, of whom 88 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

According to GCS, 754 patients are now in intensive care, down from the previous day, four of whom are children.

Of the 754 patients in ICU, 70 had a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 23,442 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 5,347 in institutionalized isolation.

At the same time, 54,813 people are in quarantine at home, and 57 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, 1,317 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 1,152 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.


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


A total of 74 deaths – 41 men and 33 women – have been reported in patients infected with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

Two deaths reported occurred prior to the reference interval, in Valcea County and in Bucharest, in November 2021.

According to the GCS, 70 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and four patients who died had no comorbidities.

Out of a total of 74 patients who died, 70 were unvaccinated and four were vaccinated against COVID. The four vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 70 to 79 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

From the beginning of the pandemic until Tuesday, 57,434 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.


Incidence of COVID-19 cases, over 3 per thousand inhabitants in six towns


The incidence of COVID-19 cases cumulated in 14 days exceeds 3 per thousand inhabitants in six towns in Romania, with Curtici registering the highest, namely 4.01, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

The cities with the highest incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections are:

* Curtici (Arad) – 4.01

* Sebis (Arad) – 3.49

* Valea lui Mihai (Bihor) – 3.48

*Cisnadie (Sibiu) – 3.46

* Sovata (Mures) – 3.26

* Cazanesti (Ialomita) – 3.16.


Most new cases of COVID-19 – in Bucharest (116) and in Brasov County (68)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 116 and in the counties of Brasov – 68, Cluj – 64 and Arad – 51, Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

The fewest new cases of COVID-19 were in the counties of Giurgiu – 4, Ialomita and Mehedinti – 5, Bistrita-Nasaud and Gorj – 6.

The municipality of Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 1.17 cases per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous days.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections cumulated at 14 days, with 2.38 cases per thousand inhabitants, this being the only one that is still in the yellow zone.


Via Agerpres


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