Romanian authorities say a record 58 patients with SARS CoV-2 have succumbed to the deadly virus in the past 24 hours, the highest figure ever for a single day.
The Strategic Communication Group said there were 1,060 new cases from Monday to Tuesday, a drop from last week’s figures when there were more than 1,300 cases a day.
Authorities tested 20,479 tests giving a 5.18% positive rate, similar to infection rates last week.
The virus death toll is now 3,367 and the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases climbed to 80,390.
On Tuesday, there were 490 patients with the virus being treated in intensive care units and a total of 7,268 patients with the virus in hospital.
On Monday, there were 825 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the past 24 hours, but only 6,500 tests were carried out.
Thirty-two men and 26 women succumbed to the virus. Except for one, all the people with Covid-19 who died in the past 24 hours had preexisting health conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Two patients in their 20s died, one in their 30s, four in their 40s and ten patients in their 50s. The rest of the fatalities were over 60.
Bucharest had more cases than anywhere else with 229 new infections.
Prahova county, a touristy region, which has seen a high numbers for several weeks reported 53 new cases on Tuesday.
There are currently 10,686 with the virus who are self-isolating at home and 5,562 who are in institutionalized isolation.
Authorities say that more than 35,800 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the virus and 9,600 patients with no symptoms who were discharged from hospital after 10 days.