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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 7.694 following over 31.000 tests in the past 24 hours

As many as 7,694 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania, up by 7 from the previous day, with over 31,000 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, 959 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 – 2,170, and in the counties of Cluj – 463, Sibiu – 299, Constanta – 288, Timis – 250, Ilfov – 229, Arges – 220 and Prahova – 208.

As of Monday, 2,671,314 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania, of which 102, 335 in re-infected patients, who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

 

– Hospitalisations –

 

As many as 9,564 people with COVID-19, up by 387 from the previous reporting, including 630 children, are hospitalised in Romania in specialist care facilities.

Out of the total number of hospitalised patients, 1,101 patients (down by 3 compared to the previous report), including 7 children, are in intensive care.

Of the 1,101 patients admitted to ICU, 965 are unvaccinated.

As many as 2,329,184 patients have been declared cured.

 

– Deaths –

 

According to GCS, another 85 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 – 52 men and 33 women – were reported dead in the last 24 hours. The patients ranged in age from 40 to 49 years and over 80 years. 81 of the deceased patients presented comorbidities, one patient did not present comorbidities, and three patients had no comorbidities reported until now.

Out of the total patients who died, 68 were unvaccinated and 17 vaccinated. The vaccinated patients ranged in age from 50 to 59 years and over 80 years; all of the vaccinated patients who died had comorbidities.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 62,624 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Latest COVID-19 tests positivity rate in Romania: 24.45pct

 

The latest COVID-19 tests positivity rate in Romania is 24.45pct, the Ministry of Health informed on Monday.

Within a period of 24 hours, 7,694 positive people with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported in Romania, out of a total of 31.466 RT-PCR and antigen tests performed.

According to the source, out of the 1,101 people admitted to the ICU, 965 are unvaccinated. Also, out of 85 reported deaths, 68 occurred in unvaccinated patients, according to the Ministry of Health.

 

HealthMin Rafila: Omicron accounting for over 95 pct of new sequenced COVID cases

 

Health Minister Alexandru Rafila said today that the Omicron strain is becoming quasi-dominant, as it accounts for more than 95 percent of the total sequenced cases of COVID-19.

In Rafila’s opinion, infections might subside in about three weeks.

“I believe this evolution will actually end this fifth wave of the pandemic. I think that in the next three weeks we can expect a return to low numbers of infections and we hope to see this trend setting in as soon as possible, maybe even sooner than three weeks. (…) As regards the spreading rate, we register the same decrease, it’s below 1. In the last week it was just 0.77, which correlates with the decrease in the number of cases. In three weeks we will hopefully get to a three-digit daily caseload,” the Health Minister said.

 

Via Agerpres

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