Romania reports fewer new Covid-19 cases, but there were record number of patients in intensive care
Romania reported just over 9,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, fewer than previous weekdays.
However, authorities said a record 1,226 Covid-19 patients were being treated in intensive care units. About 13,250 hospital beds are currently occupied by Covid-19 patients.
Deaths stayed high with 171 Covid-19 related deaths reported in the last day.
More than 36,200 tests were carried out and the positivity rate fell of below 25%, the lowest since Nov. 10.
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday said the National Institute of Public Health had confirmed that cases began to drop starting Nov. 20, two weeks after restrictions were introduced in high-risk areas.
He said there were no plans to enforce a nationwide lockdown after Dec. 6 parliamentary elections.
Although overall numbers fell, the Black Sea Constanta region posted an alarming 644 cases, while Cluj in the northwest added 551 cases and Brasov in central Romania posted 494 cases.
Bucharest reported 1335 new cases.
The death tally comprised 105 men and 66 women, of which five were in their 40s 22 in their 50s and 34 in their 60s.
Seven patients who died didn’t have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease.