Covid cases surge in Romania to almost four-month high

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Covid-19 daily cases surged to 1,313 on Tuesday a new high as a fourth wave grips the East European country.

There were 31 Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours, which is the highest daily tally since May 7.

The number of confirmed cases was a result of almost 46,000 tests, giving a positivity rate of 2.68

Covid-19 patients needing intensive care treatment also climbed to 291.

Romanian authorities say they anticipate more than 2,000 new cases a day at the end of September.

Vaccine coordinator Valeriu Gheorghita said greater “interaction between people …. combined with a very low level of respect for prevention measures,” had fuelled the spike.

The county of Ilfov which adjoins Bucharest has the highest concentration of cases. It is the first place to record a incidence of one case per 1,000 inhabitants.

Fifteen men and 16 women with the virus died in the past day. One was in theirs 40s, two in their 50s and the rest were over 60. All but one has underlying health conditions.

There are currently about 2,300 Covid-19 patients who are being treated in hospital including those in ICU.

Almost 7,400 are at home and 2,253 are in institutionalized isolation.

The Public Health Directorate calculates the infection rate over a rolling 14-day period.

Romania expects more than 2,000 Covid cases a day at end of September- vaccine czar




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