The Health Ministry reported on March 21 that 2,236 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were reported in Romania in the last 24 hours, down five from the previous day, with over 18,000 RT-PCR and fast antigenic testing done.
254 of the new instances were in re-infected patients who tested positive more than 90 days after recovering from the disease the first time.
Since the previous report, the majority of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Romania have been recorded in Bucharest City (688), Cluj-Napoca (196), and Timis (137).
As of Monday, Romania had documented 2,818,275 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus.
In Romania, 3,042 patients with COVID-19, down 85 from the previous report, are hospitalized in specialist care centres, including 215 children.
Four hundred and fifty-five patients, down nine from the previous week, are in intensive care, including three children.
400 of the 455 patients admitted to the ICU are COVID-19 unvaccinated.
According to the ministry another 12 Romanians infected with SARS-CoV-2 – 5 men and seven women – have died in the last 24 hours, including two before the reference time.
11 of the 12 patients who died had not been vaccinated, while one had been. The patient who had been immunized was over 60 years old. Comorbidities were seen in all immunized patients who died.
In Romania, 64,697 persons have died from SARS-CoV-2 infection since the pandemic.