2,466 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been reported in the past 24 hours, out of only 8,040 tests, which means the rate of infection is huge. Other 59 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of patients in intensive care is still on the rise: 757.
Overall, 182,854 cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been reported in Romania since the debut of the pandemic, with 132, 082 being declared cured.
Separate from the newly 2,466 detected cases of COVID-19, other 322 tested positive again following retesting.
The death toll surged to 5,931, with 59 new more victims reported in the past 24 hours: 26 men and 33 women from Alba, Arad, Argeș, Bacău, Bihor, Brăila, Călărași, Caraș-Severin, Constanța, Dâmbovița, Iași, Maramureș, Neamț, Olt, Prahova, Sibiu, Suceava, Timiș, Vaslui, Vrancea and Bucharest.
Two deaths have been reported in the 40-49 age group, 6 deaths in the 50-59 age group, 18 deaths in th e 60-69 age group, 22 deaths in the 70-79 age group and 11 deaths in people aged over 80.
All recent victims had other underlying conditions.
10,296 people infected with the novel coronavirus are currently hospitalized in Romania, with 757 of them being admitted in the intensive care units.
Rate of infection up to 3.19 in Bucharest
The rate of infection per 1,000 inhabitants is on the rise in Bucharest reaching 3.19.
21 counties have a rate of infection with the novel coronavirus of over 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. Alba county is close to the threshold of 3 per 1,000, while other counties such as Salaj and Valcea reported rates of over 2.5 per 1,000.
In Bucharest, the rate of infection reported on Monday was 3.19 as against 3.02 on Sunday. Restrictions are to be announced later this afternoon.
As PM Orban announced, the main restrictions expected to be enforced relate to schools, restaurants, cafes, theatres and cinema halls that will be closed in the next 14 days.
The counties with incidence rate of over 2 per 1,000 are: Sălaj – 2.64, Vâlcea – 2.52, Harghita – 2.45, Cluj – 2.32, Bacău – 2.19, Braşov – 2.04 şi Timiş – 2.03.
Low incidence rates were reported in: Argeş – 0.67, Buzău – 0.74, Vrancea – 0.78, Călăraşi – 0.86, Mehedinţi – 0.88, Satu Mare – 0.97 şi Tulcea – 1.