Romania reports more than 200 new COVID-19 cases for second day in a row

Romania reported 213 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the second day in a row when the number of new infections went over 200.

The Strategic Communication Group said the total of cases had reached 18,283.

Eight patients succumbed to the virus Monday, raising the death toll to 1,193.

Romania saw a drop in the number of cases for a week, before cases rose above 200 on Sunday. Romania eased lockdown rules on May 15 and experts fear there will a new spike, despite new restrictions, including mandatory face masks in enclosed public spaces.

There are currently 177 patients being treated in intensive care.

Some 6,000 people are in institutionalized quarantine and 67, 600 people are in self-isolation at home. Thirty-seven people broke quarantine rules and have been ordered to do another two weeks in quarantine.

A total of 377, 191 tests have been carried out so far.

Some 3,067 Romanians abroad have tested positive for coronavirus and 106 of them have died.


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