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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 3.900 following over 63.000 tests performed in 24hrs

A number of 3,900 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the past 24 hours, with more than 63,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

Of the 3,900 new cases, 186 were recorded in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

As of Tuesday, 1,816,956 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus were recorded in Romania, of which 11,745 were re-infected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days since the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,745,012 patients were declared cured.

Nationally, 11,094,381 RT-PCR tests and 6,127,954 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the past 24 hours, 20,744 RT-PCR tests were performed (9,042 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,702 upon request) and 42,766 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 414 people were reconfirmed to be infected with COVID-19.


390 COVID-19 patients in intensive care; 7 of them are children


A number of 2,593 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the health units, of whom 79 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

According to GCS, 390 patients are now in intensive care, of whom 7 are children.

Of the patients in intensive care, 33 had a certificate showing they were vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the data available in the alerte.ms application, at the national level, there are 1,293 ICU beds meant for COVID-19 patients, of which 304 in Bucharest.

In Romania, 10,296 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 2,684 in institutionalized isolation.

Also, 57,960 people are in quarantine at home and 70 in institutionalized quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 2,449 calls recorded to the single emergency number 112 and 562 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), which is open especially for informing citizens.


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


A total of 52 deaths – 22 men and 30 women – in patients infected with the new coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, 5 of them before the reference period, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

According to GCS, 49 of the recorded deaths were in patients who had comorbidities, and 3 patients did not have comorbidities.

Of the 52 patients who died, 40 were unvaccinated and 12 were vaccinated. The 12 vaccinated patients who died ranged in age from 40 to 49 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 58,866 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Bucharest (677)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 677 and in the counties of Suceava – 256 and Constanta – 182, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.

The counties with the smallest number of cases were Gorj – 5, Calarasi – 8, Giurgiu – 12.

In Bucharest, 677 new cases were recorded, the incidence being 0.9 per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day.


A locality with COVID incidence of over 9 per thousand inhabitants


A locality in Romania registers a cumulative rate of COVID-19 infection at 14 days exceeding 9 per thousand inhabitants – Silindia (Arad), with 9.21, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed, on Tuesday.

High incidence rates are also registered in the localities:


* Poarta Alba (Constanta) – 8.71


* Coronini (Caras-Severin) – 6.55


* Valea Ierii (Cluj) – 5.4


* Vad (Cluj) – 4.97.


Compiled from Agerpres

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