Romania adds 204 Covid-19 deaths in single day

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The number of fatalities caused by coronavirus in Romania climbed by 204 in the past 24 hours, one of the highest single-day death tallies to date. .

Authorities said 6,171 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, following 25,200 tests. The positivity rate was 24.5%, which was higher than previous days.

Bucharest reported the highest number of daily infections, adding 1,143 new cases, more than double the previous day.

There were more than 250 new cases in Iasi, a county in northeast Romania; in the Black Sea Constanta region and Cluj in northwest Romania; and Timis in southwest.

The rate of infection in the Romanian capital was just over 7 per 1,000.

There were 133 men and 71 women who succumbed to the virus in the past day. Two were in  their 20s, two in their 30s, and two were in their 40s. Twenty-one were in their 50s, and the rest were over 60.

Fourteen patients didn’t have pre-existent health conditions such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease.

A 28-year-old woman died in a hospital in the eastern port of Galati a day after she gave birth to a baby girl. The unnamed women tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Dec. 7. The baby was delivered by C-section on Dec. 12 and the woman died the next day from a heart attack, Costinela Georgescu, hospital spokeswoman said.

The newborn who weighed 2.6 kilograms has tested negative for the virus.

Some 12,200 hospital beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients of which 1,255 were seriously ill and required intensive care treatment.  


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