A total of 743 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with more than 44,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.
Of the 743 new cases, 14 were from re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.
As of Friday, 1,796,973 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had been registered in Romania, of whom 10,710 were from re-infected patients, testing positive more than 180 days after the first infection.
According to the GCS, 1,723,129 patients were declared cured.
At the national level, 10,914,755 RT-PCR tests and 5,699,510 rapid antigen tests were processed.
In the last 24 hours, 12,413 RT-PCR tests were performed (5,361 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 7,052 on request) and 31,651 rapid antigen tests.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, after retesting patients who were already positive, 187 people were reconfirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2.
570 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care, including four children
A number of 3,381 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health units, including 72 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday.
According to GCS, 570 patients are admitted in intensive care, down from the previous day, four of whom are children.
Of the 570 patients admitted to the ICUs, 45 had a certificate attesting to the vaccination.
In Romania, 11,749 people having tested positive for the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 3,674 in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 74,630 people are in quarantine at home and 36 in institutionalized quarantine.
60 deaths in patients with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 24 hours
As many as 60 deaths – 29 men and 31 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 58,079, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday.
There were 20 deaths reported prior to the reference interval, recorded in October, November and December.
Of the 60 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 40-49 years, seven in the age category 50-59 years, 17 in the age category 60-69 years, 17 in the age category 70-79 years and 18 in the age category over 80 years.
According to the GCS, 56 of the recorded deaths are of patients who have had comorbidities, and for four deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Of the total 60 deceased patients, 46 were unvaccinated and 14 vaccinated. The 14 deceased patients were aged between the ages of 50 to 59 and over 80. 13 of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, and no comorbidity was reported for one patient.
Romania counts for 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with Omicron variant
Two new cases with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus were confirmed on Friday in Romania, bringing the number of these cases to 13, the Health Ministry (MS) announced.
According to a press release sent to AGERPRES, it is about a 45-year-old woman, from Constanta County, with a history of travel to South Africa. She is vaccinated with the full scheme, is in isolation, and her health is good.
The second person is a 29-year-old man from Ilfov County, with a history of travel to Zanzibar. This person too is in isolation, with good health, unvaccinated, says MS.