Romania on Wednesday reported a record 2,158 new cases of Covid-19 in the last day, with a fifth of the infections coming from the capital.
The Strategic Communication Group reported 33 deaths in the past 24 hours and said there were 550 patients with SARS-CoV-2 being treated in intensive care units, about the same as the previous day/
It was the first time in Romania when new cases exceeded 2,000. The previous record was 1,767 on September 23.
Healthcare officials carried out more than 26,000 tests of which 8.29% came out positive which is a higher rate than usual.
Bucharest reported an all-time high of 405 new cases in the past day, about double recent daily rates.
The counties of Cluj and Prahova both reported 76 new cases. Both areas which are densely populated and attract tourists and business travelers have consistently recorded high numbers.
The Iasi region in northeast Romania which has seen several outbreaks in recent weeks had 83 new cases.
There have now been a cumulative total of 125,572 cases of Covid-19 of which 102, 476 patients have recovered.
Twenty-one men and 12 women succumbed to the virus. Men and elderly people are most vulnerable to Covid-19.
Two people were in their 40s, five in their 50s, 10 in their 60s and the rest were over 70.
All but two of the patients who died had pre-existent health conditions such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
There are currently about 10,700 people with the virus in self-isolation at home and 7,348 in institutionalized isolation.