Coronavirus cases cross 10,000 in Romania, and death count rises to 527

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The number of coronavirus cases rose to 10,096 in Romania on Thursday, with almost 400 new cases confirmed in the last day.

The government’s Strategic Communication Group said the death count reached 527 since reporting began 58 days ago.

About 1,000 Romanians abroad have tested positive for COVID-19, and 66 of them have died, the group said.

There are currently 236 COVID-19 patients being treated in intensive care units.

Some 2,500 people have recovered from the virus, the group said in its daily report.

The number of people in institutionalized quarantine continued to fall to 12,226
while just 28,131 people are in self-isolation at home, a significant drop in recent

Romania has increased testing in recent days. On Thursday, authorities said 113,336 tests had been carried out, almost 7,000 in the past day.  

Authorities fined about 5,200 people in the last 24 hours for not respecting lockdown rules. The penalties amounted to 11.4 million lei, about 2.36 million euros.

More than 200,000 people have been fined in under a month for carrying forms with them explaining why they left home, or for breaking strict lockdown rules imposed to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.


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