1,634 new daily Covid cases, infection rate up to 15.6%

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1,634 new cases of Covid infections have been reported in Romania in the past 24 hours, out of 10,255 conducted tests, which means an infection rate of 15.6%. 47 Romanians infected with the novel coronavirus have died in the past day, while 972 are in a more serious condition in intensive care.

Overall there have been 781,329 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 since the debut of the pandemic, with 725,526 being declared cured.

The death toll surged to 19,894, with 47 new more deaths reported in the past 24 hours: 31 men and 16 women admitted in hospitals in Alba, Arad, Bacău, Botoșani, Călărași, Caraș-Severin, Cluj, Hunedoara, Maramureș, Olt, Sibiu, Timiș, Vâlcea and Bucharest.

One death was reported in the 30-39 age group, two deaths in the 40-49 age group, seven deaths in the 50-59 age group, 13 deaths among patients aged from 60 to 69yo, 13 deaths in patients age 70 to 79 and 11 deaths among people over 80.

46 of the recent victims had pre-existing conditions, while one victim presented no comorbidity.

7,461 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 are currently hospitalized, with 972 of them in intensive care.

Infection rates

The infection rate is slightly up in Timis, which is the only county in Romania in the “red zone” (4.03 per 1,000 inhabitants compared to 3.99 on Sunday).

The infection rate in Bucharest is also on the rise, from 2.23 to 2.36.

Eight counties – Alba Brașov, Cluj, Hunedoara, Ilfov, Maramureș, Sălaj and Satu Mare – are in the “yellow area”, with an incidence of the infection rate ranging from 1.5 to 3 per one thousand.

The lowest infection rates have been reported in Vrancea – 0.4, Harghita – 0.54 and Argeș – 0.56.

The areas with the most numerous new daily infections are Bucharest – 455 and the counties of Timiş – 177, Cluj – 138, Dolj – 101, Ilfov – 96.

The counties with the least number of daily infections are Brăila, Teleorman and Vrancea – 6 new cases each, but also Harghita – 8, Caraş-Severin and Neamţ – 10 cases each. Covasna county has reported no new daily COVID-19 infection.

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