Romania reported 4,761 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, and 73 deaths, with the recent spike in cases showing no sign of abating.
The Strategic Communication Group said there were a record 787 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units. More than 10,000 hospital beds are occupied by SARS-CoV-2 patients.
Though high, Saturday’s were the lowest since Tuesday and about 5% less than Friday when a record 5,028 infections were posted.
There have been a total of almost 206,000 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began of which about 148,000 patients have recovered. The death toll from the virus climbed to 6,318 on Saturday.
About 33,900 tests were performed in the last day giving a ‘positivity rate’ of 14,07% a rise from Friday.
Bucharest posted 708 cases in the last day, more than anywhere else, slightly more than Friday.
About half of Romania’s counties added more than 100 new cases in the last day. The northwest Cluj region was the worst after the capital with more than 300 cases, while Timis in the southwest reported almost 300 cases and Iasi in the northeast had more than 200 cases, similar figures to previous days.
Forty-nine men and 24 women succumbed to the virus in the past day, of which two were in their 30s, three in their 40s, five in their 50s, 14 in their 60s, 25 in their 70s and 24 older than 80.
All the patients who died had underlying health conditions such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
Some 37,650 people with the virus are in isolation at home while 23,200 are in institutionalized institution.