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GCS: Romania’s COVID-19 daily case count rises by 3.188 following over 25.000 tests in the past 24 hours

As many as 3,188 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were registered in the last 24 hours in Romania, by 96 more than on the previous day, on over 25,000 RT-PCR and rapid antigenic tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday.

Of the new cases, 420 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 – 1,148 and the counties of Cluj – 203, Brasov – 194, Ilfov – 147, and Timis – 128.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 2,771,449 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania, of which 114,557 were in re-infected patients who tested positive more than 180 days after the first infection.

 

– Hospitalisations –

 

There are 5,053 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals across the country, by 109 more than the day before; 342 of this total are children.

750 patients are hospitalised in ICUs, by 27 less than the previous day, 5 of whom are children. Of the total number of ICU patients, 676 are unvaccinated.

According to the GCS, 2,594,194 patients were declared cured.

 

– Deaths –

 

According to GCS, 32 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in patients infected with the novel coronavirus – 20 men and 12 women (including one case previously unaccounted for). The age of the deceased ranges from 60 to over 80. All deaths were in patients with underlying conditions.

Out of the total of 32 fatalities, 26 were unvaccinated. The vaccinated patients were in the 60 – 69 and 80+ age group.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 63,993 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died in Romania.

 

Latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in Romania: 12.71pct

 

The latest COVID-19 test positivity rate in Romania is 12.71pct, the Ministry of Health informed on Monday.

“Within a period of 24 hours, 3,188 positive people with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported in Romania, out of a total of 25,065 RT-PCR and antigen tests performed. The positivity rate is 12.71pct,” 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 (Public Health Directorates) 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.

 

Via Agerpres

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