The number of new COVID-19 cases in Romania is increasing rapidly from January 1 to the present.
While on the first day of the year, 1,451 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered, within 24 hours, ten days later the number of new cases reached 8,861 on Tuesday.
Romania has entered the 5th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health minister Alexandru Rafila (photo) said on Sunday evening, stating that there is a sporadic transmission of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, but it is estimated that in one to two weeks there will be a sustained community transmission of this strain.
“We are on one of the fastest growth trends in Europe and I am not just talking about the European Union, we are in second or third place, so we have no reason to relax, but on the contrary we must be extremely careful,” the minister said, according to Agerpres.
New COVID-19 cases from the beginning of the year to the present:
* January 1 – 1,451 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 27 deaths, of which one previously;
* January 2 – 958 new cases;
* January 3 – 1,756 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 18 deaths;
* January 4 – 3,900 new cases and 52 deaths, including five previous ones;
* January 5 – 4,893 new cases and 30 deaths, of which six previous cases;
* January 6 – 6,018 new cases and 44 deaths;
* January 7 – 5,922 new cases and 31 deaths;
* January 8 – 6,036 new cases and 26 deaths;
* January 9 – 4,712 new cases and 14 deaths;
* January 10 – 4,104 new cases and 16 deaths;
* January 11 – 8,861 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 43 deaths.
8,861 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 73.000 tests carried out nationwide
As many as 8,861 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours, 4,757 more than the previous day, with more than 73,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
Of the new cases, 991 are in patients who are reinfected, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first infection.
As of Tuesday, 1,857,502 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 15,459 are in reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first pass through the disease.
According to GCS, 1,760,487 patients were declared cured.
At the national level, 11,226,970 RT-PCR tests and 6,397,111 rapid antigen tests were processed.
In the last 24 hours, 22,619 RT-PCR tests were performed (11,611 based on case definition and medical protocol and 11,008 on request) and 50,907 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 468 people were reconfirmed positive with COVID-19.
As many as 43 deaths – 22 men and 21 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, the GCS reported.
Of the 43 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 40 – 49 years, five in the age category 50 – 59 years, seven in the age category 60 – 69 years, nine in the age category 70 – 79 years and 21 in the category of age over 80 years.
According to the GCS, 41 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had a medical history, one deceased patient had no comorbidities, and for another, no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Of the 43 deceased patients, 38 were unvaccinated and five were COVID-19 vaccinated. The five patients vaccinated were aged 50 to 59 years and over 80 years and had comorbidities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,070 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
As many as 3,023 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health facilities, of which 173 are children, GCS said.
According to GCS, 415 patients are hospitalized in the ICU wards, including eight children. Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 30 have a certificate attesting to the anti-COVID vaccination.
According to the data existing in the alerte.ms application, at national level, there are 1,271 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 311 in Bucharest.
Throughout Romania, 29,721 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 2,975 in institutional isolation. Also, 47,595 people are in home quarantine and 61 are in institutional quarantine.
The law enforcement staff applied, in the last 24 hours, 1,283 contravention sanctions, totaling 310,850 RON, as a result of violating the provisions of Law 55/2020 on some steps to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GCS reported on Tuesday.
Also, through the competent structures of the Police, a criminal file was drawn up for the prevention of diseases, an act provided for and punished by article 352 of the Criminal Code.