A total of 12,082 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been reported in the last 24 hours, 2,006 fewer than the previous day, and more than 38,000 tests have been performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.
Of the new cases, 688 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, 13,188 RT-PCR tests were performed (8,465 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 4,723 on request) as well as 25,285 rapid antigen tests.
As of Monday, 2,029,211 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus had been registered in Romania, of which 31,897 were in re-infected patients, having tested positive for more than 180 days after the first time they went through the disease.
According to the GCS, 1,820,743 patients were declared cured. The number of persons considered cured is that of January 23, 2022, and for Monday it could not be calculated due to some corrections on the dedicated electronic platform.
To date, 11,595,121 RT-PCR tests and 6,932,761 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,068 people retested positive for SARS-CoV-2.
6,370 hospitalized COVID patients; including 620 children
A number of 6,370 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the country’s health units, including 620 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday.
According to the GCS, 629 patients are admitted in intensive care, 30 more than the day before, including seven children.
Of the patients admitted to ICUs, 82 had a certificate attesting to the vaccination against COVID.
On the Romanian territory, 117,789 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 6,282 are in institutionalized isolation.
Also, 84,095 people are in quarantine at home, and 62 in institutionalized quarantine.
Most new COVID cases – in Bucharest (1,935) and Timis (987)
Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to the last report have been registered in Bucharest – 1,355 and in the counties of Timis – 987, Cluj – 802, Constanta – 741, Iasi – 495, Bihor – 453, informed, on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).
The fewest cases have been reported in Ialomita and Braila – 41, Covasna – 55 and Gorj – 66.
The Capital remains in the red zone in terms of the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate, with an incidence of 10.23 cases per thousand inhabitants, increasing compared to the previous day (9.5).
The highest incidence is registered in Cluj (15.12), by the counties of Timis (13.66), Ilfov (11.07) and Brasov (10.04).
CNCAV: 114,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine for children arrive Tuesday; by Monday – 3,355 requests
As many as 114,000 doses of vaccine from Pfizer BioNTech and intended for the vaccination of children aged between 5 -11 will arrive in Romania on Tuesday.
“The vaccines will be delivered by air and will arrive at the airports in Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara. Transport to the storage centers is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land. The vaccines are transported safely in special containers, carbonic ice and sealed foil,” informs the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).
Thus, the vaccination process for children aged between 5 – 11 years old will begin on January 26, and the doses will be distributed as follows:
* Bucharest National Storage Center: 42,000 doses
* Brasov Regional Storage Center: 12,000 doses
* Constanta Regional Storage Center: 12,000 doses
* Cluj Regional Storage Center: 12,000 doses
* Craiova Regional Storage Center: 12,000 doses
* Iasi Regional Storage Center: 12,000 doses
* Timisoara Regional Storage Center: 12,000 doses.
“We remind you that the programming will be carried out only in the vaccination centers found on the platform with the name P_Ped, through the accounts of parents or legal representatives. At this moment, 220 pediatric vaccination offices are configured in the programming platform at national level. The map with the vaccination centres is available here: https://vaccinare-covid.gov.ro/platforma-programare/,” the cited source shows.
Vaccination can also be carried out without an appointment, by direct presentation in the offices of the vaccination centers dedicated to children or in the offices of family doctors who have requested pediatric doses, during the working hours.
The immunization schedule for children with the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty is 10 micrograms/dose, at 21 days; each dose is administered intramuscularly, similar to other eligible age groups.
Starting with January 13, with the support of the Special Telecommunications Service, the electronic platform allowed the scheduling of children between the ages of 5 and 11, and until January 24, at 8.00, 3,355 such requests were registered.