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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 424 following over 19.697 tests carried out in the past 24hrs

A total of 424 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with 19,697 tests carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Of the 424 new cases, nine were from re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

As of Monday, 1,798,629 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) had been recorded in Romania, of which 10,738 were from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,726,051 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,940,216 RT-PCR tests and 5,763,193 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the past 24 hours, 5,372 RT-PCR tests were performed (2,733 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 2,639 upon request) and 14,325 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, after retesting the patients who were already positive, 78 people were reconfirmed to be positive.

 

Two new cases of infection with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been confirmed in Romania

 

Two new cases of infection with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been confirmed in Romania, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to GCS, the people infected are a 65-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man. Both are from Brasov County and have a history of traveling to Nigeria.

The two are fully vaccinated, are in isolation at home, and their health is good.

So far, 15 cases with the Omicron variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus have been confirmed in Romania.

 

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

 

A number of 3,204 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalised, of whom 68 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.

According to GCS, 527 patients are admitted to intensive care, four of whom are children.

Of the 527 patients admitted to the ICU, 47 had a certificate attesting to the vaccination.

In Romania, 10,894 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 3,461 in institutional isolation.

Also, 82,642 people are in quarantine at home and 33 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 834 calls were registered to the single emergency number 112.

 

1,369 ICU beds for COVID patients available nationwide

 

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported that 1,369 intensive care beds are available nationwide for COVID-19 patients on Monday.

On Monday, according to the data available in the alerte.ms application, at the national level, there are 1,369 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, out of which 313 in Bucharest.

Nationwide, 527 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients are occupied.

 

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

 

A total of 36 deaths – 19 men and 17 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, eight of which occurred before the reference period, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.

According to the GCS, 35 deaths were reported in patients who had comorbidities and one deceased patient had no comorbidities.

Out of a total of 36 patients who died, 34 were unvaccinated and two were vaccinated against COVID. The two vaccinated deceased patients were in the 50-59 age group and over 80 years old and had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 58,232 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Most new cases of COVID-19 compared to previous report – in Bucharest (455)

 

Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 455, followed by Suceava – 170, Ilfov – 57 and Cluj – 32 counties, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

The fewest cases were recorded in Harghita and Vrancea counties – one each and Teleorman – 2.

The municipality of Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 0.64 per thousand inhabitants, going down compared to the previous days.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections reported for 14 days, with 1.5 cases per thousand inhabitants.

 

Fundata, Brasov county, only locality with over 7 cases of COVID-19 per thousand inhabitants

 

Fundata commune in Brasov county is the only locality with a cumulative 14-day infection rate exceeding 7 cases of COVID-19 per thousand inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Incidence of over 6 cases per thousand inhabitants is registered in the following communes:

 

* Fundata (Brasov) – 7.11

 

* Barsa (Arad) – 6.68

 

* Blajeni (Hunedoara) – 6.51

 

* Zimbor (Salaj) – 6.18

 

* Ciumesti (Satu Mare) – 6.05.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

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