Coronavirus cases stay high in Romania with 1,215 new Covid-19 infections and 35 deaths

Romania reported 1,215 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and 35 people who were infected with the virus died in the past day.

The Strategic Communication Group said just under 19,500 tests had been carried out, meaning 6.23% of those tested were positive, a similar rate to recent days.

Authorities said there were 485 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units and a total of about 7,400 patients were in hospital for treatment.

Twenty-one men and 14 women who had the virus died in the last day. One patient was in their 30s, another was in their 40s, and four were in their 50s. Elderly people are more vulnerable to the virus. Thirty-three patients already had underlying health conditions.

Bucharest had 151 new cases in the past 24 hours more than any other place, while the northeast county of Vaslui reported a massive 113 cases, a rise of almost 13% since Monday.

Cases surged in the poor northeastern county after an big outbreak at a social center in the county town of Husi  over the weekend which infected more than 70 people. There were also cases of people contracting the virus after they took a vacation at the Black Sea

The total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 63,762 since the virus reached Romania in late February.

There are currently more than 7,000 people in self-isolation at home and more than 5,400 in institutionalized isolation. Some 20,562 people have been quarantined where they live.

More than 30, 500 patients have recovered since February and 6,756 patients with no symptoms were discharged from hospital after 10 days.


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