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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 499 in the past 24 hours; 53 fatalities, with 17 reported deaths having occurred previously

A total of 499 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours, as a result of 25,906 tests processed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.

Of the 499 new cases, 10 were in re-infected patients who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

As of Sunday, 1,798,205 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 10,729 were in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,724,809 patients have been declared cured.

A number 10,934,844 RT-PCR tests and 5,748,868 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide so far.

In the last 24 hours, 8,740 RT-PCR tests were processed (3,036 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 5,704 on request) and 17,166 rapid antigen tests.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, after retesting patients who had been already positive, 88 people were reconfirmed positive.


526 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care – four are children


A number of 3,190 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalised in health units, of whom 62 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday.

According to GCS, 526 patients are admitted to intensive care units, less than the previous day, four of whom are children.

Of the 526 patients admitted to the ICU, 45 had a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 11,117 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 3,467 in institutional isolation.

Also, 75,953 people are in quarantine at home and 33 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 799 calls were registered to the 112 single emergency number.



53 deaths in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients reported in 24 hours


A total of 53 deaths – 26 men and 27 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, of which 17 occurred before the reference period, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Sunday.

According to the GCS, 50 of the deaths were in persons with comorbidities, and three patients had no comorbidities.

Out of a total of 53 patients who died, 46 were unvaccinated and seven were vaccinated. The seven vaccinated deceased patients were in the 50-59 and 60-69 age groups. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 58,196 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID compared to previous report – in Bucharest (341)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the previous report were registered in Bucharest – 341, and in the counties of Prahova – 106, Botosani – 87, Brasov – 64, Ilfov – 58, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

The fewest cases were in Teleorman – 1, Covasna, Mehedinti and Valcea – 2, Bistrita-Nasaud and Gorj – 3, while in the counties of Calarasi, Salaj, Sibiu and Vrancea no cases were registered.

The municipality of Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 0.69 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 1.64 cases per thousand inhabitants.


COVID-19 incidence rate continues to fall in Bucharest – 0.69 cases per thousand inhabitants


The incidence rate of COVID-19 cases calculated at 14 days for Bucharest is, on Sunday, 0.69 cases per thousand inhabitants, decreasing compared to the previous day, according to the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

On Saturday, the incidence of COVID-19 cases in Bucharest was 0.71 cases per thousand inhabitants.

The highest rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Capital was reached on October 22 – 16.54 cases per thousand inhabitants.


1,260 fines in 24 hours for violating COVID pandemic prevention measures


Police and gendarmes enforced, in the last 24 hours, 1,260 fines, totaling 334,250 lei, as a result of violations of provisions of Law 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Sunday.

Also, through the competent structures of the Police, on Friday, two criminal cases were initiated for hindering disease combat, an offense provided and punished by art. 352 of the Criminal Code.

Violations of the sanitary protection norms can be reported to TELVERDE 0800.800.165, made operational by the Ministry of Interior, the calls being taken over by a dispatcher in an integrated system and distributed to the territorial structures for verification, GCS points out.


Compiled from Agerpres

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