Coronavirus cases rise to 5,200 in Romania, with 441 cases reported in the last 24 hours

Romanian authorities say the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 5,202, with 441 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The Strategic Communication Group said 228 people died after catching the virus.

The northern county of Suceava is the epicenter of the virus outbreak with 1,487 cases, followed by the capital, Bucharest with 659 cases. Suceava has a proportionally large number of cases due to an outbreak at a hospital there.

The counties of  Timis  and Hunedoara in western Romania, and Neamt in northern Romania have more than 200 cases.

A total of 647 patients have recovered from the virus.

There are currently 178 patients being treated in intensive care.

There are 25,600 people in institutionalized quarantine, while 87,400 people are in isolation at home. Quarantine is considered a preventive measure for the highly contagious virus.

Almost 52,000 cases have been carried out so far.


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