Coronavirus cases remain high in Romania, 48 deaths in last day

The number of coronavirus infections remained high in Romania on Thursday, with 1,346 fresh cases reported in the past day.

The Strategic Communication Group said that 48 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Romania had more deaths per capita than any other country in the European Union or European economic area for the first two weeks of August.

There are currently 489 patients with SARS-CoV-2 being treated in intensive care units.

The deaths of patients with the virus were 31 men and 17 women, of which four were in their 40s and seven in their 50s. Fifteen were in their 60s, and 22 were older than 70.

All but two of the the people who died suffered from underlying medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease.

There were 24,323 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, meaning that 5.52% of people tested turned out to have the virus.

Bucharest had  the most new cases, with 173 new infections and the northwestern county of Bihor had 85 new cases after a number of outbreaks there.

The Prahova tourist region in southern Romania which has a number of popular mountain resorts continued to report high numbers, with 108 fresh infections reported in the last day.

There are 10,300 people with the virus in self-isolation at home and 5,600 with the virus who are in institutionalized isolation.

Just over 29,000 are are in quarantine at home due outbreaks in the places they live or because they have been in contact with people with the disease.

Some 34,200 patients have recovered from the virus and 8,820 with ny symptoms have been discharged from hospital after 10 days.


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