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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 12.069 following 40.000 tests performed in the past 24 hours

As many as 12,069 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, 102 fewer than the previous day, with almost 40,000 RT-PCR and rapid antigenic tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, informed on Monday.

Of the new cases, 1,530 were in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first time they recovered from the disease.

Most of the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania since the previous reporting were recorded in Bucharest City – 3,682, and in the counties of Brasov – 1,095, Ilfov – 801, Constanta – 659, Timis – 550, and Arges – 527.

As of Monday, 2,574,384 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania, of which 90,532 in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

 

– Hospitalisations –

 

As many as 10,938 people with COVID-19, up 352 from the previous reporting, including 798 children, are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities.

Out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,155 patients, including 21 children, are in intensive care, 14 more than one day before.

Of the 1,155 patients admitted to ICU, 974 are unvaccinated.

As many as 2,135,049 patients have been declared cured.

 

– Deaths –

 

According to GCS, another 75 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 – 43 men and 32 women – are reported dead in the last 24 hours.

Out of the 75 patients who died, 64 were unvaccinated and 11 vaccinated. The vaccinated patients ranged in age from 40 to 49 and over 80 years. All vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 61,676 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in Romania: 30.42%

 

The latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in Romania is 30.42%, the Ministry of Health informed on Monday.

“Within a period of 24 hours, 12,069 positive people with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported in Romania, out of a total of 39,671 RT-PCR and antigen tests performed. The positivity rate is 32.59%,” according to the ministry.

The ministry is asking people who have symptoms that may indicate the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (fever, cough, fatigue, headache, loss of taste and smell, etc.) to call their family physicians, DSP call centers, or the 112 emergency line to request testing.

People who show symptoms and are in Bucharest or Ilfov County can travel by their own means, not by public transport, to the centres specially created for the collection of samples for COVID-19 testing.

People who test positive can go to the COVID-19 assessment centres for consultation and treatment.

People with severe forms of the disease, with aggressive symptoms, are urged to call 112.

Public health experts say vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent severe forms of COVID-19 and death.

“Today, out of the 1,155 people admitted to the ICU, 974 are unvaccinated. Also, out of 75 reported deaths, 64 occurred in unvaccinated patients,” according to the Ministry of Health.

 

Bucharest City COVID-19 notification rate, slightly down 38.07 pct

 

The 14-day COVID-19 notification rate in Bucharest City on Monday is 38.07 cases per 1,000 population, according to the Public Health Directorate (DSP).

It is slightly lower than Sunday’s 38.10 per 1,000 population.

The notification rate has risen sharply since the beginning of 2022, from 0.72 cases per 1,000 population on January 1.

 

Via Agerpres

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