Coronavirus cases pass 14,000 in Romania, deaths reach 858

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The number of coronavirus cases rose to 14,107 on Wednesday and the virus death toll climbed to 858, authorities said.

In its daily report, the Strategic Communication Group said that there were 270 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Some 5,788 patients have recovered from COVID-19, authorities said, 330 more than the previous day.

A total of 217,000 tests have been conducted nationwide. Romanian authorities stepped up testing in recent weeks in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

The epicenter of Romania’s virus outbreak remains ty northern region of Suceava where there are more than 3,000 cases, more than double than in the capital, Bucharest which has reported just over 1,400 cases.

An outbreak at the county’s main hospital in March led to a rapid transmission of the virus through the county. Authorities placed the city of Suceava and surrounding area under a strict lockdown to limit the spread of the infection.

There are currently 13,500 people who have been placed in quarantine by authorities,  while 20,600 are in self-isolation at home, under medical supervision.

More than 2,400 Romanians have tested COVID-19 abroad, and almost 100 have died of the disease.


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