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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 4.893 new COVID-19 cases following over 64.000 tests carried out in 24hrs

A number of 4,893 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the past 24 hours, with more than 64,000 tests carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

Of the 4,893 new cases, 276 were recorded among re-infected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days since the first infection.

As of Wednesday, 1,821,849 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus had been recorded in Romania, of which 12,021 were recorded among re-infected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days since the first infection.

According to the GCS, 1,749,204 patients were declared cured.

Nationwide, 11,115,268 RT-PCR tests and 6,171,713 rapid antigen tests have been processed.

In the past 24 hours, 20,887 RT-PCR tests were performed (9,947 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 10,940 upon request) and 43,759 rapid antigen tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 459 people were reconfirmed to be positive.


409 patients with COVID-19 in intensive care; 6 are children


A number of 2,259 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalised, of whom 88 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday.

According to the GCS, 409 patients are hospitalised in the ICUs, of whom 6 are children.

Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 34 had a certificate attesting to vaccination against COVID.

According to the data available in the alerte.ms application, at national level, there are 1,286 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 304 in Bucharest.

In the last 24 hours, there were 2,492 calls to the 112 single emergency number and 555 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), which is open especially for informing citizens.


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


A total of 30 deaths – 16 men and 14 women – in patients infected with the new coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, six of them before the reference period, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

According to the GCS, all deaths are in patients who had experienced comorbidities.

Of the 30 patients who died, 24 were unvaccinated and 6 were vaccinated. The 6 vaccinated deceased patients were between the ages of 60-69 and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

There were reported 6 deaths prior to the reference period, which occurred in Suceava County – two in October 2021 and four in November 2021.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 58,896 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19 – in Bucharest (865)


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are in Bucharest – 865 and in the counties of Cluj – 360, Timisoara – 290, Suceava – 285, Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

The counties with the fewest registered cases were Tulcea – 16, Giurgiu – 16, Olt – 17, Mehedinti – 18.

865 new cases were registered in Bucharest, the incidence being one case per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day.


Pancota Town, Arad County, more than 3 per thousand COVID-19 incidence


The town of Pancota, in Arad County, has a COVID-19 infection rate reported for 14 days of 3.01 per thousand inhabitants, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.

At the level of localities, the highest incidence rates per thousand inhabitants are recorded in Sindrila (Arad) – 9.21.


High incidence rates are also recorded in:


* Poarta Alba (Constanta) – 8.71


* Coronini (Caras-Severin) – 6.55


* Vad (Cluj) – 5.47


* Valea Ierii (Cluj) – 5.4.


Compiled from Agerpres

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