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Absolute record of number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in Romania: 34.000 new cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours

As many as 34,255 new cases of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours and 94 deaths were reported, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

This is an absolute record of number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in Romania.

From the previous day, the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide has almost doubled.

Since the beginning of this year, in the context of the Omicron variant occurring, the number of cases registered an accelerated increase from one day to another.

New cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the year and until now:

 

– January 1 – 1,451 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 27 casualties, including one previous;

 

– January 2 – 958 new cases and 17 casualties;

 

– January 3 – 1,756 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 18 casualties;

 

– January 4- 3,900 new cases and 52 casualties, including 5 prior;

 

– January 5- 4,893 new cases and 30 casualties, including 6 prior;

 

– January 6 – 6,018 new cases and 44 casualties;

 

– January 7 – 5,922 new cases and 31 casualties;

 

– January 8 – 6,036 new cases and 26 casualties;

 

– January 9 – 4,712 new cases and 14 casualties;

 

– January 10 – 4,104 new cases and 16 casualties;

 

– January 11 – 8,861 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 43 casualties;

 

– January 12 – 8,600 new cases and 44 casualties;

 

– January 13 – 9,785 new cases and 36 casualties;

 

– January 14 – 9,884 new cases and 30 casualties;

 

– January 15 – 10,062 new cases and 32 casualties, including 3 prior;

 

– January 16 – 7,595 new cases and 28 casualties;

 

– January 17 – 8,118 new cases and 17 casualties;

 

– January 18 – 16,760 new cases and 70 casualties, including 5 prior;

 

– January 19 – 16,610 new cases and 58 casualties, including 2 prior;

 

– January 20 – 19,105 new cases and 43 casualties, including 4 prior;

 

– January 21 – 19,649 new cases and 49 casualties;

 

– January 22 – 19,371 new cases and 48 casualties, including 4 prior;

 

– January 23 – 14,088 new case and 22 casualties;

 

– January 24 – 12,082 cases and 41 casualties, including one prior;

 

– January 25 – 19,685 new cases and 44 casualties;

 

– January 26 – 34,255 new cases and 94 casualties;

 

In Bucharest, COVID incidence rate has also grown significantly since the beginning of the year until now.

Thus, if on January 1, infection rate with SARS-CoV-2 was 0.72 per thousand inhabitants, on January 12 it exceeded 3.32, and since then it has grown at an accelerated rate. On January 18 incidence reached 6.15 and kept increasing, registering on Wednesday an infection rate of 11.71 per thousand inhabitants.

Of the new cases, 4,375 are in reinfected patients, tested positive for a period longer than 180 days after the first infection.

In the last 24 hours, 35,207 RT-PCR tests were performed (19,635 based on case definition and medical protocol and 15,572 on request) and 73,730 rapid antigen tests.

As of Wednesday, 2,083,151 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 38,012 are in reinfected patients, tested positive for a period longer than 180 days after the first passage through the disease.

According to GCS, 1,851,867 patients have been declared cured. To date, 11,650,852 RT-PCR tests and 7,048,030 rapid antigen tests have been processed at national level. Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 1,361 people were reconfirmed positive with SARS-CoV-2.

As many as 94 casualties in patients infected with the novel coronavirus, 52 men and 42 women, have been reported in the last 24 hours, the GCS informs. Of the 94 deaths, one was recorded in the age category 0-9 years (a 3-month old baby girl with comorbidities), two in the age category 40-49 years, five in the age category 50-59 years, 24 in the age category 60-69 years, 28 in the age category 70-79 years and 34 in the age category over 80 years.

According to GCS, 88 of the recorded deaths are of patients who have had comorbidities, and for six deceased patients, no comorbidities have been reported so far. Of the total 94 deceased patients, 77 were unvaccinated and 17 vaccinated. The vaccinated patients were aged between 50-59 years and the group over 80 years. All the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,726 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

As many as 7,348 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are hospitalized in the country’s health facilities, 254 more than the previous day, of which 667 are children, the GCS informs.

According to GCS, 692 patients are hospitalized in the ICU wards, 42 more than on the previous day, and 12 are children. Of the 692 patients admitted to the ICU, 585 are unvaccinated.

According to the data available in the alerte.ms application, at national level there are 1,579 ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, of which 391 in Bucharest.

Throughout Romania, 131,301 people confirmed with infection with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home, and 7,369 in institutional isolation. Also, 87,838 people are in home quarantine, and 55 in institutional quarantine.

Law enforcement have applied, in the last 24 hours, 1,092 contravention sanctions, totaling 225,861 RON, as a result of violating the provisions of Law 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, GCS says.

 

Bucharest City sees most new COVID-19 cases

 

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 4,922, and the counties of Timis – 1,405, Bihor – 1,394, Iasi – 1,304, and Cluj – 1,068, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Wednesday.

Bucharest City is in the red scenario, with a 14-day notification rate of 11.71 cases per thousand population, up from 11.03 on the previous day.

Cluj County records the highest incidence rate – 16.95, followed by the counties of Timis (15.85), Ilfov (12.19), Bihor (11.43) and Brasov – (11.4).

 

Via Agerpres

Photo: Facebook/RO Vaccinare

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