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February 3, 2023

GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 9.785 following over 63.000 test carried out nationwide in the last 24 hours

As many as 9,785 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours, 1,185 more than the previous day, with more than 63,000 tests being carried out, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

Of the new cases, 1,153 are in reinfected patients, tested positive at a period of more than 180 days after the first infection.

To date, 1,875,887 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 17,118 are in reinfected patients, tested positive at a period longer than 180 days after the first passage through the disease. According to GCS, 1,771,333 patients were declared cured.

Countrywide, 11,268,189 RT-PCR tests and 6,481,284 rapid antigen tests were processed.

In the last 24 hours, 20,583 RT-PCR tests were performed (10,770 based on case definition and medical protocol and 9,813 on request) and 43,131 rapid antigen tests. Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 559 people were reconfirmed positive with COVID-19.

36 deaths – 19 men and 17 women – in patients infected with the novel coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, two of which were prior to the reference interval, the GCS reported. Of the 36 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 20 -29 years, two in the age category 40 -49 years, four in the age category 50 – 59 years, seven in the age category 60 – 69 years, nine in the age category 70 – 79 years and 13 in the age category over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 34 of the deaths were recorded in patients who had comorbidities, and for two no comorbidities were reported to having been recorded so far.

Of the total 36 deceased patients, 34 were unvaccinated and two were anti-COVID vaccinated. The two vaccinated patients were over the age of 80 and had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,150 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

3,272 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in health facilities, of which 203 are children, the GCS announced. According to the source, 441 patients are hospitalized in the ICU wards, of which nine children.

Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 49 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.

On the territory of Romania, 39,067 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 3,284 in institutional isolation. Also, 54,361 people are in home quarantine and 372 are in institutional quarantine.

Police and gendarmes applied, in the last 24 hours, 1,349 contravention sanctions, totaling 229,800 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 said.


Most new COVID-19 cases, in Bucharest (1,210), Timis (792), Cluj (712)


The most new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 since the last report are in Bucharest – 1,210 and the counties of Timis – 792, Cluj – 712, Suceava – 550, Brasov – 457, Iasi – 399, Maramures – 347, Bihor – 337, Constanta – 316, Bacau – 308, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

The Capital City remains in the red scenario regarding infection rate with SARS-CoV-2, with an incidence of 3.63 cases per thousand inhabitants, going up from the previous day, when it was 3.32 per thousand inhabitants.

The following counties are also in the red scenario: Cluj – 4,91 cases per thousand inhabitants, Suceava – 3.67, Timis – 3.32, Brasov – 3.20, Ilfov – 3.19.


Via Agerpres

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