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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 716 following over 22.000 tests carried out in the past 24 hours

As many as 716 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with nearly 22,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.

Of the 716 new cases, 20 are in reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first pass through the disease.

As of Friday, 1,793,149 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Romania, of which 10,636 are reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first pass through the disease.

According to GCS, 1,715,859 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,856,558 RT-PCR tests and 5,562,133 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 8,632 RT-PCR tests were performed (3,312 based on case definition and medical protocol and 5,320 on request) and 13,358 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 110 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.


722 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, including six children


A number of 4,055 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health units, of whom 90 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday.

According to the GCS, 722 patients are admitted in intensive care, up from the previous day, six of whom are children.

Of the 722 patients admitted in ICUs, 61 had a certificate attesting vaccination.

In Romania, 20,903 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 4,289 in institutional isolation.

At the same time, 57,810 people are in quarantine at home, and 28 in institutionalized quarantine.


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


A total of 60 deaths – 32 men and 28 women – have been reported in patients infected with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.

15 deaths reported occurred prior to the reference interval, in Dambovita, Giurgiu, and Ilfov Counties and in Bucharest, in October and November 2021.

According to the GCS, 57 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and three patients who died had no comorbidities.

Out of a total of 60 patients who died, 57 were unvaccinated and three were vaccinated against COVID. The three vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 40-49 years and over 80 years. Two vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, while for one none were reported.

From the beginning of the pandemic until Sunday, 57,696 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.


Bucharest’s COVID-19 rate down to under 1 case per thousand population


Bucharest’s 14-day COVID-19 rate is 0.98 cases per thousand population on Sunday, in a steady decline from the 16.54 peak recorded on October 22, the Public Health Directorate announced.

A day ago, the capital city’s COVID incidence rate was 1.


1,332 COVID-19 fines levied in last 24 hours


Law enforcement in Romania levied 1,332 COVID-19 fines totalling 371,200 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, one criminal file was 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.


New Omicron variant case confirmed in Romania


A new case of infection with the Omicron strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was confirmed in Romania, the Strategic Communication Group announced on Sunday.

According to the GCS, the patient is aged 39, from Maramures County, and has a history of travel to Nigeria.

He is in isolation and his health status is good. The man is vaccinated with a full scheme.

Up to now, Romania has confirmed 8 cases of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 variant on its territory.


Compiled from Agerpres



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