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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 8.118 following over 34.000 tests processed nationwide in the past 24 hours

A total of 8,118 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were reported in the past 24 hours, 523 fewer than the previous day, and more than 34,000 tests were processed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Of the new cases, 778 were recorded among re-infected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days since they first got infected.

In the past 24 hours, 10,033 RT-PCR tests were performed – 6,244 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 3,789 upon request, and 24,284 rapid antigen tests.

As of Monday, 1,911,546 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus had been recorded in Romania, of which 20,619 were recorded among re-infected patients, who tested positive after more than 180 days since they first got infected.

According to the GCS, 1,776,122 patients were declared cured.

To date, 11,362,576 RT-PCR tests and 6,611,997 rapid antigen tests have been carried out nationwide.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 358 people were reconfirmed to be positive.


485 adults, children infected with COVID-19 in intensive care


A number of 4,027 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the country’s health units, of whom 338 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

According to the GCS, 485 patients are now in intensive care, 21 of whom are children.

Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 52 have a certificate attesting they were vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the data available in the alerte.ms application, there are 1,661 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients at the national level, out of whom 373 are in Bucharest.

In Romania, 60,000 people confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 4,738 in institutional isolation.

Also, 64,083 people are in quarantine at home and 31 in institutional quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, 4,025 calls were recorded to the single emergency number 112.


17 deaths in last 24 hours in patients with COVID; 11 were unvaccinated


A total of 17 deaths – 9 men and 8 women – in patients infected with the new coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday.

Out of a total of 17 patients who died, 11 were unvaccinated and six were vaccinated. The vaccinated patients ranged in age from 50 to 59 years and over 80 years and had comorbidities.

All deaths were recorded in patients with comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,257 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


16 counties in COVID-19 red scenario; most new cases in Bucharest City


Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 989 and the counties of Cluj – 720, Timis – 602, Constanta – 578, and Maramures – 431, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday.

The fewest new cases were recorded in the counties of Vrancea – 21, Calarasi – 24, Covasna 26, Mehedinti and Gorj with 29 each.

The 14-day cumulative reporting rate in Bucharest City is 5.64 cases per 1,000 population, up from a previous 5.17, keeping the city in the red scenario.

Arad also entered the red zone on Monday – with 3.26 cases per 1,000 population, along with Bacau – 3.27, Harghita – 3.04, Salaj – 3.12, besides the counties already in the red zone: Hunedoara – 3.52, Bistrita Nasaud – 4.18, Maramures – 4.38, Sibiu – 4.27, Bihor – 4.81, Satu Mare – 4.43, Constanta – 4.12, Cluj – 8.37, Suceava – 6.13, Timis – 6.24, Brasov – 5.45, and Ilfov – 5.5.

According to GCS, eight counties are in the yellow scenario.


Predeal and Radauti, incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection higher than 13 per thousand


Two towns have a cumulative SARS-CoV-2 infection rate, cumulated at 14 days, of over 13 per thousand inhabitants, respectively Predeal (Brasov) – 13.36 and Radauti (Suceava) – 13.02, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.

A SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of over 3 per thousand inhabitants is recorded in 119 towns.

Incidence rates of over 10 per thousand inhabitants are in Cluj-Napoca (Cluj) – 11.77, Salcea (Suceava) – 10.75 and Siret (Suceava) – 10.33. High incidence rates are also in the cities of Ghimbav (Brasov) – 9.62, Otopeni (Ilfov) – 9.53, Vicovu de Sus (Suceava) – 8.49.

At the level of communes, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants is registered in Ciurila, Cluj county – 27.56 (49 cases in a population of 1,779 people).

There are also high incidence rates in the communes:

* Mosnita Noua (Timis) – 18.78 (276 cases in a population of 14,696 people)

* Dumbravita (Timis) – 18.59 (348 cases in a population of 18,715 people)

* Ipotesti (Suceava) – 17.16 (172 cases in a population of 10,025 people)

* Dumbraveni (Suceava) – 17.11 (180 cases in a population of 10,518 people)

* Bosanci (Suceava) – 15.42 (129 cases in a population of 8,366 people)

* Brodina (Suceava) – 14.19 (57 cases in a population of 4,016 people).


COVID-19 14-day notification rate in Bucharest reaches 5.67 cases per 1,000 inhabitants


The COVID-19 14-day notification rate in Bucharest City on Monday reached 5.67 cases per 1,000 population.

On Sunday, the rate was 5.17 per 1,000 population, according to the Public Health Directorate.

On January 12, the city moved to the COVID-19 red zone after the rate exceeded 3 cases per 1,000 population.

The highest 14-day notification rate in Bucharest City, 16.54 cases per 1,000 population, was recorded on October 22, 2021.


From 3 to 9 January, 43.5 pct of COVID-19 cases are recorded in Bucharest and four counties


Between 3 and 9 January, 43.5 pct of COVID-19 cases were registered in Bucharest, followed by the counties of Cluj, Suceava, Timis and Brasov, the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) reported on Monday.

According to the weekly surveillance Report, 54.9 pct of confirmed cases were registered in non-vaccinated people.

Of those vaccinated who got sick, more than half were either immediately after vaccination or more than six months after the last time.

Moreover, 27.1 pct of all deaths were recorded in the counties of Prahova, Dolj, Bihor and Bacau, and in Bucharest.

According to the INSP, 83.1 pct of recorded deaths were in unvaccinated people.

Since the beginning of the pandemic until now, 85.9 pct of all deaths have been in people over 60 years of age, while 54.5 pct of deaths were in men.

INSP also says that 93.2 pct of the deceased had at least one associated comorbidity.


Compiled from Agerpres

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