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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 826 following over 13.419 tests performed in last 24 hours. 16 cases of patients in Romania infected with Omicron variant

A number of 826 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, with 13,419 RT-PCR tests performed, the Strategy Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

Of the 826 new cases, four were in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

As of Tuesday, 1,799,455 cases of infection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) had been registered in Romania, of which 10,742 were in re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,727,435 patients were declared cured.

At the national level, 10,953,635 RT-PCR tests and 5,799,801 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 13,419 RT-PCR tests were performed (6,511 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 6,908 on request) and 36,608 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 216 people were reconfirmed positive.


488 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care – four of them are children


A number of 3,003 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the health units, of whom 66 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

According to the GCS, 488 patients are now in intensive care, four of whom are children.

Of the 488 patients in the ICU, 47 had a certificate attesting to vaccination.

In Romania, 10,105 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, 3,413 in institutional isolation.

Also, 81,693 people are in quarantine at home and 31 in institutional quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, 1,175 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112.


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


A total of 88 deaths – 37 men and 51 women – in patients infected with the new coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, of which 22 occurred before the reference period, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

According to the GCS, 81 deaths were reported in patients with comorbidities, one deceased patient had no comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported for six deceased patients to date.

Out of a total of 88 patients who died, 83 were unvaccinated and five were vaccinated against COVID. The five vaccinated deceased patients ranged in age from 60 to 69 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 58,320 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID against previous report – in Bucharest (716)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the previous report were recorded in Bucharest – 716, followed by the counties of Buzau – 111, Arges – 71, Ilfov – 65 and Brasov – 64, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

The fewest cases were recorded in the counties of Calarasi – one, Gorj and Tulcea – four each.

Bucharest has an incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections of 0.65 per thousand inhabitants, slightly higher than the previous day, when there was an incidence recorded of 0.64 cases per thousand inhabitants.

Arad County ranks first in terms of the incidence of infections reported for 14 days, with 1.45 cases per thousand inhabitants.


16 cases of patients in Romania infected with Omicron variant


The Ministry of Health informs that the 16th case of COVID with the Omicron variant has been confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry of Health, it is about a 39 year old woman, in the county of Bihor, with a travel history in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The person is fully vaccinated, is isolating at home, and her health status is good, the Ministry of Health specifies.


Compiled from Agerpres

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