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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 494 in nearly 17.000 tests done in past 24 hrs

As many as 494 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with nearly 17,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Of the 494 new cases, 6 are in reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first pass through the disease.

As of Monday, 1,793,643 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Romania, of which 10,642 are reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first pass through the disease.

According to GCS, 1,717,348 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,861,646 RT-PCR tests and 5,574,016 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 5,088 RT-PCR tests were performed (2,769 based on case definition and medical protocol and 2,319 on request) and 11,883 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 116 people were reconfirmed with COVID-19.

 

690 Covid-19 patients in intensive care, including six children

 

As many as 4,069 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health facilities, of which 93 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to GCS, 690 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, six of whom are children.

Of the 690 patients admitted to the ICU, 63 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.

On the territory of Romania, 20,448 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 4,277 in institutional isolation.

Also, 59,987 people are in home quarantine and 28 in institutional quarantine.

 

45 deaths in COVID-19 patients in last 24 hours

 

As many as 45 deaths – 21 men and 24 women – in COVID-19 patients have been reported in the last 24 hours, 8 of which occurred prior to the reference period, taking the death toll to 57,741, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Of the 45 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 30-39 years, two in the age category 40-49 years, two in the age category 50-59 years, 8 in the age category 60-69 years, 16 in the age category 70-79 years and 16 in the age category over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 43 of the deaths are in patients who have had comorbidities, and for two no comorbidities have been reported so far.

Of the total 45 deceased patients, 39 were unvaccinated and six were vaccinated. The six patients vaccinated were between the ages of 60-69 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidites.

 

Via Agerpres

 

 

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