As many as 8,600 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours, 261 fewer than the previous day, with more than 61,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday.
Of the new cases, 506 are in patients who are reinfected, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.
As of Wednesday, 1,866,102 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 15,965 are in reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first pass through the disease.
According to GCS, 1,765,175 patients were declared cured.
At the national level, 11,247,606 RT-PCR tests and 6,438,153 rapid antigen tests were processed.
In the last 24 hours, 20,636 RT-PCR tests were performed (10,995 based on case definition and medical protocol and 9,641 on request) and 41,041 rapid antigen tests.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 719 people were reconfirmed positive with COVID-19.
GCS informed that as many as 44 deaths – 26 men and 18 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours. Of the 44 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 40-49 years, two in the age category 50-59 years, 12 in the age category 60-69 years, 13 in the age category 70-79 years and 16 in the age category over 80 years.
According to the GCS, all recorded deaths are in patients who have had comorbidities.
Of the total 44 deceased patients, 38 were unvaccinated and 6 vaccinated. The six patients vaccinated were aged between the ages of 40 to 49 years and over 80 years.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,114 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
As many as 3,063 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health facilities, of which 166 are children, the GCS said. According to the source, 417 patients are hospitalized in the ICU wards and 6 are children.
Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 33 have a certificate attesting to the anti-COVID vaccination.
According to the data existing in the application of the alerte.ms, at national level, there are 1,273 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 311 in Bucharest.
Throughout Romania, 33,588 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 2,847 in institutional isolation. Moreover, 51,337 people are in home quarantine and 84 in institutional quarantine.
The law enforcement staff, police and gendarmes have applied, in the last 24 hours, 1,306 contravention sanctions, totaling 283,100 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.
Also, through the competent structures of the Police, two criminal cases were drawn up for the prevention of diseases, an act provided for and punished by article 352 of the Criminal Code.