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GCS: Romania’sCOVID-19 daily case count rises by 19.105 following over 78.000 test nationwide in the past 24 hours

As many as 19,105 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, up 2,495 from Wednesday, following over 78,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday.

This is a record number of daily infections since the beginning of the pandemic in Romania. The previous record was 18,863 cases on October 19, 2021.

Of the new cases, 2,084 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, 26,281 RT-PCR tests were performed (14,249 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 12,032 on request) and 52,659 rapid antigen tests.

As of Thursday, 1,964,021 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of which 25,473 are from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,806,581 were declared cured.

To date, 11,510,947 RT-PCR tests and 6,775,520 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,394 people were reconfirmed positive.


Hospitalized children with COVID – 414, more than on Wednesday; in ICU there are 13


A number of 4,945 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the country’s health units, of whom 414 are children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

According to the GCS, 547 patients are admitted to the ICU and 13 are children.

Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 63 have a certificate attesting to the vaccination against COVID.

According to the data available in the alerte.ms application, at national level, there are 1,651 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 392 in Bucharest.

On the Romanian territory, 80,446 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 4,462 in institutional isolation.

Also, 72,720 people are in quarantine at home and 93 in institutional quarantine.

In the last 24 hours, 6,429 calls were registered to the emergency number 112 and 529 to the TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.


43 deaths recorded in past 24hrs among COVID patients; 37 were unvaccinated


A total of 43 deaths – 17 men and 26 women – were recorded among patients infected with the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

42 of the recorded deaths were of patients who had comorbidities, and no comorbidities have been reported so far for a deceased patient.

Out of a total of 43 deaths, 37 were unvaccinated and six were vaccinated. Vaccinated patients ranged in age from 50 to 59 years old and over 80 years old. Five vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities and one patient had no comorbidities.

Four of the 43 deaths reported occurred prior to the reference period, in the counties of Arges, Bacau and Bucharest, one in October 2021, one in November 2021 and two in December 2021.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,428 people diagnosed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Most new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Capital City (2,726), Timis (1,318); 20 counties in red zone


Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections compared to the last report were recorded in Bucharest – 2,726 and in the counties of Timis – 1,318, Constanta – 873, Bihor – 769, Maramures – 751 and Cluj – 704, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday.

High values were also recorded in the counties of Iasi – 670, Brasov – 649, Bacau – 621, Suceava – 578 and Ilfov – 545.

The counties with the smallest number of cases recorded were Braila – 49, Mehedinti – 57 and Gorj – 63.

The Capital City remains in the red zone in terms of the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate, with an incidence of 7.15 cases per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day (6.69).

Along with Bucharest, there are 20 counties in the red zone; Alba, Arad, Bihor, Botosani, Bacau, Bistrita Nasaud, Brasov, Constanta, Cluj, Harghita, Hunedoara, Iasi, Ilfov, Maramure, Neamt, Salaj, Sibiu, Satu Mare, Suceava and Timis.

The highest incidence was recorded in Cluj County (10.58), followed by Timis (8.59), Ilfov (7.58) and Suceava (7.32).

According to the GCS, 10 counties are now in the yellow zone and 11 in the green zone.


Three cities report 14-day COVID-19 notification rates in excess of 14 per 1,000 population


Three cities in Romania are reporting 14-day COVID-19 notification rates in excess of 14 per 1,000 population: Cluj-Napoca (Cluj) – 14.7, Predeal (Brasov ) – 14.61 and Radauti (Suceava) – 14.55, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, informed on Thursday.

Rates of over 3 per 1,000 population are recorded in 162 towns and cities.

The rate exceeds 11 in Siret (Suceava) – 12.52, Otopeni (Ilfov) – 11.71, Dej (Cluj) – 11.45, Timisoara (Timis) – 11.34, Voluntari (Ilfov) – 11.32, and Salcea (Suceava) – 11.28.

Among the small towns, the highest rate is at Ciurila, Cluj County – 27 (48 cases in a population of 1,778 people).


Compiled from Agerpres

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