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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 21.885 following over 91.000 tests in 24 hours

As many as 21,885 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, 9,816 more than the previous day, with more than 91,000 RT-PCR and rapid antigenic tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, informed on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 2,686 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 – 5,591, and in the counties of Cluj – 1,300, Timis – 1,126, Prahova – 818, Constanta – 782, Sibiu – 732, Brasov – 688, and Iasi – 655.

As of Tuesday, 2,596,269 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania, of which 93,218 in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.


– Hospitalisations –


As many as 10,415 people with COVID-19, down 523 from the previous reporting, including 673 children, are hospitalised in Romania at specialist care facilities.

Out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,155 patients, including 16 children – down five – are in intensive care, the same as the day before.

Of the 1,155 patients admitted to ICU, 986 are unvaccinated.

As many as 2,167,427 patients have been declared cured.


– Deaths –


According to GCS, another 204 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 – 123 men and 81 women – are reported dead in the last 24 hours.

Out of the 204 patients who died, 168 were unvaccinated and 36 vaccinated. The vaccinated patients ranged in age from 40 to 49 to 80 years; 35 of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities, and no comorbidities were reported for one patient.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 61,880 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.


Health Ministry: 23.92pct of COVID-19 tests carried out in the past 24hrs resulted to be positive


The latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in Romania is 23.92%, the Ministry of Health informed on Monday.

“Within a period of 24 hours, 21,885 positive people with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported in Romania, out of a total of 91,478 RT-PCR and antigen tests performed.

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 (Public Health Directorate) 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 especially 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.

“People with severe forms and aggressive symptoms, call 112 emergency number!,” urges the Ministry of Health.

According to the same source, out of the 1,155 people admitted to the ICU, 986 are unvaccinated. Also, out of 204 reported deaths, 168 occurred in unvaccinated patients.


1,922 Omicron COVID-19 cases confirmed to date; in 99 sub-variant BA.2 detected


The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) informs on Tuesday that, in the week of February 7 – 13, 435 cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant were confirmed.

In total, as of February 13, 1,922 cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant have been confirmed.

According to INSP, so far, out of the 1,922 cases with the Omicron variant, in 99 the sub-variant BA.2 (5.2%) was detected.

INSP states that, until the same date, the confirmation rate with SARS-CoV-2 variants that causes concern was 94%.

According to the information on COVID-19 cases confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 variants that cause concern, by February 13, a number of 10,231 sequence processes were reported, of which 440 in the week of February 7 – 13.

The 440 sequence processes were reported by the Cantacuzino Institute (265) and the “Matei Bals” Institute (175).

There were 9,624 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, of which 5,946 were Delta and 1,922 were Omicron.

Of the 5,946 cases of COVID-19 with the Delta variant, in the week of February 7-13, 5 were confirmed.


Via Agerpres

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