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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 19.668 following 60.000 tests performed in last 24 hours

As many as 19,668 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, down 10,500 from Saturday, following 59,234 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

Of the new cases, 1,870 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, 24,058 RT-PCR tests were performed (12,651 based on the case definition and medical protocol and 11,407 on request) and 35,176 rapid antigen tests.

As of Sunday, 2,196,394 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania of which 49,693 are from re-infected patients, tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection. Of these, 1,899,522 were declared cured as of Saturday. The updated cured figures were not available on Sunday due to some corrections on the electronic platform where they are posted.

To date, 11,773,300 RT-PCR tests and 7,283,250 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide.

Aside from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 930 people were reconfirmed positive.


8,880 COVID-19 hospitalisations, including 791 children


As many as 8,880 people with COVID-19, up 425 from the previous reporting, including 791 children, are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday.

According to GCS, out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 861 patients, including 15 children, are in intensive care.

Of the 861 patients admitted to ICU, 733 are unvaccinated.

According to data available on the alerte.ms application, there are 1,569 ICU beds nationwide for COVID-19 patients, of which 377 in Bucharest. As many as 861 of them are occupied.

In Romania, 176,861 people confirmed with the novel coronavirus are in isolation at home and 8,810 are in institutional isolation.

Also, 97,212 people are in quarantine at home and 33 in institutional quarantine.


52 COVID-19 deaths in Romania in last 24 hours; 46 in unvaccinated patients


Another 52 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 – 28 men and 24 women – are reported dead in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

The deceased were hospitalised in the counties of Alba, Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Buzau, Calarasi, Constanta, Harghita, Iasi, Maramures, Mures, Olt, Prahova, Satu Mare, Salaj, Sibiu, Suceava, Timis, Valcea, Vaslui and Bucharest City.

Of the 52 deaths, three were in the age group 50-59 years, 13 in the age group 60-69 years, 23 in the age group 70-79 years and 13 in the over 80 age group.

As many as 51 of the recorded deaths were in patients with comorbidities, and one had no comorbidities.

Out of the 52 patients who died, 46 were unvaccinated and three six vaccinated. The age range of the three vaccinated deceased patients was 60-69 to over 80. All the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 59,984 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


14-day COVID-19 notification rate reaches record high in Bucharest City


The 14-day COVID-19 notification rate in Bucharest City on Sunday is 18.05 cases per 1,000 population, according to the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

It is the highest such rate ever recorded in the city.

On Saturday, the rate was 16.07 per 1,000 population.

The notification rate has risen sharply since the beginning of 2022.

Thus, on January, 1 it was 0.72 cases per 1,000 population rising to over 3 on January 12 and increasing rapidly ever since. On January 18, the rate 6.15 and going up to over 16 on Saturday, January 29.


Compiled from Agerpres

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