As many as 829 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with more than 43,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
Of the 829 new cases, 19 are of reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first infection.
As of Wednesday, 1,795,418 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in Romania, of which 10,674 are of reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first infection.
According to GCS, 1,720,505 patients were declared cured.
At the national level, 10,889,078 RT-PCR tests and 5,636,966 rapid antigen tests were processed.
In the last 24 hours, 13,350 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,435 based on case definition and medical protocol and 6,915 on request) and 29,334 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 182 people were reconfirmed positive with COVID.
639 COVID-19 patients in intensive care
A number of 3,659 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health units, of whom 73 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.
According to the GCS, 639 patients are admitted in intensive care, down from the previous day, four of whom are children.
Of the 639 patients admitted in ICUs, 59 had a certificate attesting to the vaccination.
In Romania, 12,718 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 3,899 in institutional isolation.
At the same time, 65,989 people are in quarantine at home, and 25 in institutionalized quarantine.
88 deaths in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in last 24 hours
A total of 88 deaths – 43 men and 45 women – have been reported in patients infected with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
17 deaths reported occurred prior to the reference interval, in October – five, November 2021 – ten and December 2021 – 2.
Of the 88 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 0-9 years, two in the 30-39 years, two in the age category 40-49 years, six in the age category 50-59 years, 21 in the age category 60-69 years, 27 in the age category 70-79 years and 29 in the age category over 80 years.
According to the GCS, 85 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and three patients who died had no comorbidities.
Out of a total of 88 persons who died, 75 were unvaccinated and 13 were vaccinated against COVID. The 13 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 40-49 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.
From the beginning of the pandemic until Wednesday, 57,935 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.
Infant under 1 year old dead due to COVID-19
An infant under one year of age is among the 88 patients reported dead due to SARS-CoV-2 infection, the GCS informs on Wednesday.
According to the GCS, the infant was a boy, from Galati county and presented comorbidities.
The death of the child occurred in October, but was reported on Wednesday.
Romania confirms 11 COVID cases with Omicron variant
The Ministry of Health announced that another COVID case with the Omicron variant was confirmed on Wednesday, the total number of cases reaching 11 in Romania, states the Ministry of Health, in a press release sent to AGERPRES.
“Today, the 11th case of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant was confirmed. This is a 31-year-old woman from Bucharest, without a history of traveling abroad. The person is vaccinated COVID with a complete vaccination scheme, and her state of health is good,” says the ministry.