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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 812 following over 43.600 tests in past 24 hours

A number of 812 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, in over 43,600 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

Of the 812 new cases, 22 were of re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

As of Thursday, 1,796,230 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus had been registered in Romania, of whom 10,696 were from re-infected patients, having tested positive more than 180 days after the first period of illness.

According to the GCS, 1,721,785 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,901,832 RT-PCR tests and 5,667,859 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 12,754 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,481 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,273 on request) and 30,893 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 207 people were retested positive.


600 patients with COVID-19 in ICU, including four children


As many as 3,482 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health facilities, of whom 75 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

According to GCS, 600 patients are admitted to intensive care, down from the previous day, four of whom are children.

Of the 600 patients admitted to the ICU, 53 have a certificate attesting vaccination.

On the territory of Romania, 12,542 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 3,741 in institutional isolation. Moreover, 71,394 people are in quarantine at home and 37 in institutional quarantine.


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


A total of 84 deaths – 39 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 Thursday.

19 deaths reported occurred prior to the reference interval, in October and November 2021.

Of the 84 deaths, three were in the age category 40-49 years, five in the age category 50-59 years, 25 in the age category 60-69 years, 28 in the age category 70-79 years and 23 in the age category over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 78 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities, and six patients who died had no comorbidities.

Out of a total of 84 persons who died, 72 were unvaccinated and 12 were vaccinated against COVID. The 12 vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 60-69 years and over 80 years. 11 of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, while one patient had none reported.

From the beginning of the pandemic until Thursday, 58,019 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.


Most new cases of COVID – in Capital (157)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were registered in Bucharest – 157, and in the counties of Arad and Braila – 64 each, Brasov and Cluj – 46 each. the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

The fewest cases were in the counties of Gorj – 3, Mehedinti – 4, Giurgiu – 5.

The Municipality of Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 0.77 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 1.77 cases per thousand inhabitants.


Compiled from Agerpres

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