Romania posted a record 211 Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours even as cases stayed relatively low compared to last week.
The Strategic Communication Group reported 7,661 new infections following 32,120 tests. That gives a positivity rate of 24%, significantly lower than recent days.
Still, there were more cases than the last four days, but a two-day holiday after the weekend meant that cases were underreported as there was less testing.
Hospitals remained full with SARS-CoV-2 patients with 1,252 of them needing intensive care.
Romania has seen more than 492,000 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started of which 381,000 have recovered
In the past day, 125 men and 86 women lost their lives to the virus. Only nine didn’t have any underlying health conditions such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
An infant who was already sick died after catching the virus as did two women in their 20s. they both had preexistent health conditions. A patient in their 30s, nine in their 40s and 23 in their 50s also succumbed to the virus in the past day.
Bucharest had the most new cases on Thursday adding 760, about half the level of last week. The northwest Cluj region posted almost 400 cases and the Black Sea Constanta and northeast Iasi region both had more than 300 cases.
All the places have seen consistently high numbers of cases in recent weeks.
Constanta county and Ilfov, a commuter and rural area next to the capital have the highest number of infections, with more than 7 cases per 1,000 people.