Daily number of Covid infections has doubled in the past 24hrs


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In the last 24 hours, almost 9,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Romania, double compared to Monday, according to partial data transmitted on Tuesday by the authorities. It is the highest daily balance reported after November 4, 2021.

According to the data available on January 11, 2022, at 10.00, within 24 hours, 8,861 positive cases of SARS-COV-2 were reported.

991 of the new cases in the past day are patients reinfected with the novel coronavirus after more then 6 months since the first infection.

Also, 43 deaths were reported. No previous deaths have been reported.

4,104 new COVID-19 infections had been confirmed in Romania on Monday, January 10.

In the past 24 hours, 43 Covid patients have died, with 38 of them being unvaccinated. 415 Covid patients are in a more serious condition, in intensive care.

Overall, there have been 1,857,502 people infected with COVID-19 in Romania since the beginning of the pandemic till today, January 11, 2022, with 15,459 of them being reinfected patients after more than 6 months from the first infection. 1,760,487 patients were declared cured.

The death toll surged to 59,070, with 43 new more deaths due to Covid reported in the last 24 hours: 22 men and 21 women hospitalized in Bihor, Botoșani, Caraș-Severin, Călărași, Cluj, Constanța, Covasna, Dâmbovița, Dolj, Galați, Giurgiu, Hunedoara, Iași, Ilfov, Maramureș, Mureș, Neamț, Prahova, Satu Mare, Sălaj, Suceava, Teleorman and Bucharest.

Among those 43 recent victims, one was in the 40-49 age group, five in the 50-59 age group, seven in the 70-79 age group, nine in the 70-79 age group and 21 in the group over 80yo.

41 of the dead patients had comorbidities, one patients presented no other diseases and no pre-existing conditions have been reported so far in case of another one.
38 of the 43 victims were not vaccinated against COVID-19, and only 5 were vaccinated. Those five vaccinated dead patients were aged 50 to over 80 and they all had comorbidities.
3,023 Covid patients are currently hospitalized, by 245 more than in the previous day. 415 are in intensive care, with only 30 of them having vaccination certificates.
Among the total hospitalized Covid patients, 173 are children, with 8 in intensive care.

Bucharest, on the verge of the red scenario

The Covid infection rate in Bucharest got close to 3 per one thousand inhabitants. The incidence of the COVID-19 infections has tripled in the Capital in the past week.

In Bucharest, the incidence of COVID-19 cases per thousand inhabitants reached 2.97 on Tuesday, at 10.00, increasing three times in the last week. On January 3, the infection rate in Bucharest was 0.87. It is the thirteenth consecutive day of growth in the Capital, after a continuous decrease, for about two months, from the maximum of 16.54 per thousand on October 22.

The infection rate countrywide is also on the rise, climbing to 1.93 per 1,000. The highest incidence is in Cluj – 4.04, followed by Bucharest – 2.97. The lowest is reported in Gorj – 0.38.

Cluj county is for now the only one in the red zone, while Bucharest and other nine counties in the yellow one.

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