Romania’s posts 2,800 new Covid-19 cases; northwest Transylvania region posts the most

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Romania reported almost 2,800 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday with most cases posted in the the Transylvanian Cluj region.

Some 30,299 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours, giving a positivity rate of 9.2%.

The number of new infections has gone down in the past month, to fewer than 3,000 per day this month after three months of restrictions which were partially lifted last week. The last time Romania posted more than 3,000 single-day cases was on January 27.

Romania has inoculated 661,062 people since the vaccine rollout began on December 27. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require two doses to offer the full benefit.

Some 891,000 vaccines have been used of which  855,000 were given Pfizer-BioNTech shots and 35,450 received Moderna shots.

Ninety-five patients with the virus died in the last day, the highest death rate for a single day in eight days. The total of coronavirus deaths on Tuesday reached 19,056.

The Strategic Communication group said 937 gravely ill patients were being treated in intensive care units, and 7,337 patients with the virus are receiving hospital treatment.

In the last 24 hours, 54 men and 41 women succumbed to the virus. One was in their 30s, another in their 40s, six patients were in their 60s, 65 were in their 60s and 70s and 22 were over 80.

Four didn’t have any known underlying health conditions such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes.

The northwest Cluj region added 451 cases on Tuesday, more than the capital which has reported more infections than anywhere else in Romania. Cluj  had 2.51 cases per 1,000, higher than Bucharest which has just 1.93 cases per 1,000.

 Bucharest posted 335 new cases on Tuesday.

Timis also part of the wider Transylvania region is currently the only county in the ‘red scenario’ with 3.5 cases per 1,000 residents. It 240 new cases in the last day.


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