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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 27.346 following over 94.698 tests performed in the past 24 hours. First 500 patients receive innovative antiviral medicine Molnupiravir, for free

A number of 27,346 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours in Romania, 8,923 fewer than the previous day, with over 94,698 RT-PCR and rapid antigenic tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 3,402 are in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

Most new cases of infection compared to the previous report are in Bucharest.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 2,482,394 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 79,374 were in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

 

– Hospitalisations –

 

There are 11,324 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals across the country, 241 fewer than the day before, of whom 811 are children.

1,120 patients are hospitalised in ICUs, 3 fewer than the previous day, 17 of whom are children. Of the 1,120 patients admitted to the ICU, 950 are unvaccinated.

According to the GCS, 2,038,716 patients were declared cured.

 

– Deaths –

 

According to GCS, 176 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in patients infected with the novel coronavirus – 91 men and 85 women between the ages of 40 and over 80, of whom five prior to the reference interval. 171 deaths were in patients with comorbidities.

Out of a total of 176 patients who died, 142 were unvaccinated and 34 were vaccinated. The vaccinated patients ranged in age from 50 to over 80. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 61,092 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Bucharest City sees almost 8,000 new COVID-19 cases, notification rate at 35.31

 

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting are in Bucharest City – 7,895, and the counties of Ilfov – 2,043, Cluj – 1,844, Sibiu – 1,724, Timis – 1,481, Constanta – 1,350 and Brasov – 1,128, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Wednesday.

The 14-day COVID-19 notification rate in Bucharest City is 35.31 per 1,000 population, up from 34.29 a day ago; the next highest notification rates are in the counties of Timis – 29.29, Cluj – 29.52, Ilfov – 26.10, Sibiu – 25.39, Constanta – 23.44 and Brasov – 22.98.

 

First 500 patients receive innovative antiviral medicine Molnupiravir, for free

 

The Ministry of Health announces on Wednesday that the first 500 patients, of the total of 11,568 who were consulted in the 222 evaluation centers, have received the innovative antiviral medicine named Molnupiravir, for free.

According to the quoted source, this is the first drug specifically designed against COVID, to be taken orally, approved for persons with a risk of developing a severe form of the illness.

“Furthermore, we are specifying that the Molnupiravir antiviral drug, recommended as a therapeutic alternative for the mild and medium forms of COVID-19 is found in the outpatient centers, in hospitals and 153 open circuit pharmacies,” the Ministry of Health specifies.

 

Via Agerpres

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