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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 31.683 following over 100.000 tests done in last 24 hours

As many as 31,683 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours, with 2,572 fewer than the previous day, where over 100,000 tests were done, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday.

Apart from the new cases, 3,388 are in reinfected patients, who tested positive for a period longer than 180 days since first being infected.

In the last 24 hours there were 32,907 RT-PCR tests done (19,193 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 13,714 upon request) and 68,045 quick antigenic tests.

Until Thursday, nationwide, there have been 2,114,834 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, including 41,400 patients who are reinfected, tested positive for a period longer than 180 days since first contracting the disease.

According to the GCS, 1,873,747 patients were declared cured.

Until this date, in Romania, there have been 11,683,759 RT-PCR tests done and 7,116,075 quick antigenic tests.

Apart from the newly confirmed cases, upon retesting patients who were already positive, 1,325 persons were reconfirmed positive with SARS-CoV-2.


71 deaths in COVID patients reported in past 24 hours, 57 unvaccinated


A total of 71 deaths in patients infected with the novel coronavirus – 37 men and 34 women – have been reported in the last 24 hours, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) infroms on Thursday.

Of the 71 deaths, one was recorded in the 30-39 age group, one were recorded in the 40-49 age group, four in the 50-59 age group, nineteen in the 60-69 age group, 24 in the 70-79 age group, and 22 in the age group over 80 years.

According to the GCS, 65 of the deceased were patients that presented comorbidities, and for six patients no comorbidities were reported up to now.

In the total of 71 patients who died, 57 were unvaccinated and 14 were vaccinated against COVID. Vaccinated patients ranged in age from 40 to 49 years and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,797 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


7,834 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, including 704 children


As many as 7,834 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are currently hospitalized in Romania, by 486 more than on the previous day; the number of hospitalizations includes 704 children, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

According to the cited source, the number of intensive care patients is 731, by 39 more than on the day before, and including 12 children.

Of the patients admitted to intensive care, 620 are not vaccinated.

According to data in the alerte.ms app, there are 1,588 ICU beds available nationwide for COVID-19 patients, of which 397 in Bucharest.

As many as 140,513 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection are in isolation at home and 7,036 are in institutional isolation.

Another 90,857 people are in quarantine at home and 54 are in institutionalized quarantine.


Most new cases of COVID – in Bucharest (4,898) and Timis county (2,370)


The most new cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 since the last reporting are in Bucharest – 4,898 and the counties of Timis – 2,370, Cluj – 1,394, Constanta – 1,364, Sibiu – 1,230, Bihor – 1,142 and Iasi – 1,037, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

The Capital City remains in the red scenario regarding infection rate with SARS-CoV-2, having an incidence of 12.79 per thousand inhabitants, going up since the previous day (11.71).

The largest incidence is in the counties of Cluj (17.85), followed by Timis (1,671), Ilfov (12.96), Bihor (11.98), Brasov (11.79), Maramures (11.03), and Constanta (11).


COVID-19 fines worth RON 222,750 handed out in last 24 hours


Law enforcement issued in the past 24 hours 1,201 COVID-19 fines, totaling RON 222,750, for violations of Law 55/2020 on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Thursday.


Via Agerpres

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