As many as 16,760 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, double the previous reporting, following over 88,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
Of the new cases, 1,697 were in re-infected patients who tested positive more than 180 days after the first time they went through the disease.
In the last 24 hours, 28,750 RT-PCR tests were performed (16,437 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,313 on request) and 59,269 rapid antigen tests.
As of Tuesday, 1,928,306 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of which 22,316 are from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,784,107 were declared cured.
To date, 11,419,097 RT-PCR tests and 6,671,266 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 764 people were reconfirmed positive.
487 adults and children with COVID in Intensive Care Units
A number of 4,218 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the country’s health units, of whom 348 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.
According to GCS, 487 patients are admitted to the ICU and 11 are children.
Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 54 have a certificate attesting to the vaccination against COVID.
According to the data available in the alerte.ms application, nationwide, there are 1,630 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 367 in Bucharest.
In Romania, 64,071 people confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 4,513 in institutional isolation.
Also, 66,905 people are in quarantine at home and 30 in institutional quarantine.
In the last 24 hours, 6,894 calls were registered to the emergency number 112 and 625 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
70 deaths recorded in past 24hrs among COVID-19 patients; 60 in unvaccinated patients
A number of 70 deaths – 29 men and 41 women – recorded among the patients infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday.
67 of the recorded deaths were of patients who had comorbidities, one patient did not show comorbidities, and for two patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Out of a total of 70 patients who died, 60 were unvaccinated and ten were vaccinated. Vaccinated patients ranged in age from 40 to 49 to 70 to 79 years and had comorbidities.
Five of the 70 deaths reported occurred before the reference interval, in the counties of Bacau, Calarasi and Gorj, in December 2021.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,327 people diagnosed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.
Predeal City – a SARS-CoV-2 incidence rate higher than 14 per thousand
Predeal City (Brasov County) has a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of 14.19 per thousand inhabitants reported for 14 days, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.
A SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of over 3 per thousand inhabitants is currently recorded in 138 cities.
An incidence over 10 per thousand inhabitants is recorded in Radauti (Suceava County) – 13.35, Cluj-Napoca (Cluj) – 12.83, Siret (Suceava) – 11.27, Salcea (Suceava) – 11.1, Ghimbav (Brasov ) – 10.75 and Otopeni (Ilfov) – 10.45.
At the level of rural towns, the highest incidence per thousand inhabitants is recorded in Ciurila, Cluj county – 28.68 (51 cases in a population of 1,778 people).
Most new cases of COVID – in Bucharest (2,632) and Timis (938); 19 counties – in red zone
Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report are in Bucharest – 2,632 and in the counties of Timis – 938, Bihor – 834, Suceava – 604, Brasov – 562, Ilfov – 519 and Cluj – 501, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Tuesday.
The counties with the least registered cases are Mehedinti – 34, Covasna – 43 and Olt – 45.
The capital city remains in the red zone in terms of the rate of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with an incidence of 6.15 cases per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day (5.64).
Alba, Botosani and Neamt counties entered the red zone on Tuesday, along with those from the previous period: Arad, Bacau, Harghita, Salaj, Hunedoara, Bistrita Nasaud, Maramures, Sibiu, Bihor, Satu Mare, Constanta, Cluj, Suceava Timis, Brasov, Ilfov.
The highest incidence is in Cluj (9.17), followed by Timis (7.13) and Suceava (6.72).
According to the GCS, nine counties are in the yellow zone and 13 in the green zone.
617 COVID-19 Omicron cases reported in Romania as of January 16
As many as 617 COVID-19 Omicron cases were reported in Romania as of January 16, the National Public Health Institute (INSP) informed on Tuesday.
According to INSP, in the week January 10-16, 322 Omicron cases were confirmed.
As of January 16, as many as 8,845 sequencing investigations had been reported to the INSP – CNSCBT, of which 431 in the last week. The 431 sequencing investigations were reported by the Cantacuzino Institute (265) and the Matei Bals Institute (166).
There are 8,238 cases of concern involving SARS-CoV-2 variants, including 5,865 involving the Delta variant and 617 the Omicron variant.
As of January 16, the confirmation rate of worrying variants was 93%.
Of the 5,865 Delta cases, 108 were confirmed last week.
Compiled from Agerpres