In the last 24 hours, 14.524 new cases of people infected with SARS – CoV – 2 (COVID – 19) were registered, 850 less than the previous day. 1.766 of the new 24-hour cases were from re-infected patients, who were tested positive for more than 180 days after the first infection.
The evolution of the new positive cases from the last 7 days can be found in the chart below.
The distribution by counties of the total and new cases can be found in the table below.
|No crt||County||Number of confirmed (total)||Number of newly confirmed cases||Incidence recorded at 14 days|
|44.||Cazuri noi nealocate pe județe||
*Regarding the “new cases not allocated by counties”, we specify that their number is determined by the changes brought to the electronic platform through which the test results for the new coronavirus are reported and centralized. Thus, according to the new methodology, the testing centers directly introduce the results of the tests performed, following that the epidemiological investigation will be performed at the level of the Public Health Directorates and the positive cases will be assigned to the county / locality to which the infected persons belong.
**Regarding the cases from abroad, these are cases of some citizens who came to Romania being infected in other countries. These cases were included in the total number of new cases not allocated by counties.
The coefficient of infections accumulated over 14 days, reported per 1,000 inhabitants is calculated by the Public Health Directorates, at the level of Bucharest Municipality and counties. Below you have the chart based on the reports received by CNCCI from the Public Health Directorates:
Until today, a total of 2.643.614 cases of infection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in Romania on February 18th, of which 99.073 are from re-infected patients, tested positive for more than 180 days days after the first infection.
2.249.116 patients were declared cured.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 872 people were reconfirmed positively. The distribution by county of these cases can be found in the table below.
|No. Crt.||County||Positive samples at retesting|
Until today, 62.323 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.
Between 17.02.2022 (10:00) – 18.02.2022 (10:00) were reported by the INSP 135 deaths (80 men and 55 women), of which 10 prior to the reference interval, of some patients infected with the new coronavirus, hospitalized in hospitals in Alba, Arad, Argeș, Bacău, Bihor, Bistrița-Năsăud, Botoșani, Brăila, Brașov, Caraș-Severin, Cluj, Constanța, Covasna, Dâmbovița, Dolj, Galați, Gorj, Harghita, Ialomiţa, Iași, Ilfov, Maramureş, Mureș, Neamț, Olt, Prahova, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Timiș, Vaslui, Vrancea and Bucharest.
Of the 135 deaths, 1 was recorded in the 10-19 age group, 1 in the 30-39 age group, 1 was recorded in the 40-49 age group, 6 in the 50-59 age group, 19 in the 60-69 age group, 50 in the 70-79 age group and 57 in the age group over 80 years.
127 of the registered deaths were of some patients which presented comorbidities, 3 deceased patients didn’t have comorbidities and for 5 deceased patients no comorbidities have been reported so far.
Out of a total of 135 patients who died, 114 were unvaccinated and 21 were vaccinated. The vaccinated patients were aged between 30-39 and over 80 years and presented comorbidities. 19 vaccinated patients who died presented comorbidities and for 2 no comorbidities have been reported so far.
There was reported 10 deaths before the reference interval, which occurred in the county Argeș, Bacău, Constanța, Covasna, Suceava and Bucharest, 2 in January 2022 and 8 in February 2022.
In the specialized health units, the number of people hospitalized in wards with COVID-19 is 9.614, 100 less than the previous day. Also, 1.132 people are hospitalized at ATI, 13 more than the day before. Of the 1.132 patients admitted to ATI, 978 aren’t vaccinated.
Until today, 12.269.002 RT-PCR tests and 8.296.429 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide. In the last 24 hours, 20.792 RT-PCR tests were performed (12.139 based on case definition and medical protocol and 8.653 on request) and 47.587 rapid antigen tests.
In Romania, 193.103 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 10.339 people are in institutional isolation. Also, 84.485 people are in quarantine at home, and in institutionalized quarantine there are 16 people.
In the last 24 hours, 3.363 calls were registered to the unique emergency number 112 and 275 on TELVERDE line (0800 800 358), open especially for informing citizens.
As a result of the violation of the provisions of Law no. 55/2020 on some measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, on February 18th, the police and gendarmes applied 667 sanctions, amounting to 149.450 lei.
Also, through the competent structures of the Police, one criminal file was drawn up yesterday for the failure to fight diseases, a deed provided and punished by art. 352 Penal Code.
We remind the citizens that the Ministry of Internal Affairs has operationalized, starting with 04.07.2020, a TELVERDE line (0800800165) for which violations of the sanitary protection norms can be notified.
The calls are taken over by a dispatcher, in an integrated system, and distributed to the territorial structures for the verification of the notified issues.
Regarding the situation of Romanian citizens in other states, 23,893 Romanian citizens were confirmed as infected with SARS – CoV – 2 (coronavirus): 2,557 in Italy, 16,951 in Spain, 209 in Great Britain, 138 in France, 3,127 in Germany, 99 in Greece, 49 in Denmark, 37 in Hungary, 28 in the Netherlands, 2 in the Namibia, 12 in the USA, 11 in Sweden, 151 in Austria, 22 in Belgium, 6 in Japan, 2 in Indonesia, 75 in Switzerland , 8 in Turkey, 2 in Iceland, 2 in Belarus, 8 in Bulgaria, 51 in Cyprus, 8 in India, 8 in Ukraine, 14 in United Arab Emirates, 18 in Moldova, 3 in Montenegro, 218 in Ireland, 5 in Singapore, 5 in Tunisia, 14 in the Republic of Korea, 2 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 4 in Serbia, 14 in Croatia, 6 in Portugal, 6 in Poland and one each in Argentina, Luxembourg, Malta, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Republic of Congo, Qatar , Vatican, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Slovenia, Russian Federation, Finland, Kuwait, Nigeria and Mexic. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic and until now, 201 Romanian citizens abroad, 40 in Italy, 19 in France, 43 in Great Britain, 60 in Spain, 14 in Germany, 2 in Belgium, 3 in Sweden, 5 in Ireland, 2 in Switzerland, 3 in Austria, one in the USA, one in Brazil, one in the Republic of Congo, one in Greece, one in Iran, one in Poland, one in Bulgaria, one in Nigeria, one in Turkey and one in Croatia have died.
From the Romanian citizens confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, 798 were declared cured: 677 in Germany, 90 in Greece, 18 in France, 6 in Japan, 2 in Indonesia, 2 in Namibia, one in Luxembourg, one in Tunisia and one in Argentine.
Note: these data are obtained by the Romanian diplomatic missions and consular offices abroad, either from the competent authorities in the states of residence, insofar as these data are subject to public communication, or directly from Romanian citizens abroad.
We remind citizens to consider only the information verified by official sources and to call for recommendations and other information on the line TELVERDE – 0800.800.358. The TELVERDE number is not an emergency number, it is a telephone line strictly assigned to inform citizens and is valid for national calls, from Monday to Friday, between 08.00 and 20.00. Also, Romanians abroad can request information on preventing and combating the virus at the line specially dedicated to them, +4021.320.20.20.
Below we present the situation regarding the infection with the SARS – CoV – 2 virus at European and global level:
Between 10 February 2022- 17 February 2022, 103.295.893 cases were reported in the EU / EEA. Most cases have been reported in France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
As of 15 December 2020, the CEPCB has stopped publishing data on the number of confirmed cases and the number of deceased citizens, both in the EU / EEA, the United Kingdom, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Andorra and globally. These reports are updated weekly.
|Great Britain||18.348.029 (+544.704)||159.605 (+1287)|
|France||21.877.555 (+837.916)||135.579 (+1965)|
|Spain||10.734.945 (+239.661)||96.706 (+1663)|
|Italy||12.265.343 (+417.907)||151.962 (+2066)|
|Germany||13.034.434 (+1.266.306)||120.720 (+1270)|
Source: European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CEPCB) (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en)
|OVERALL SITUATION ON FEBRUARY 18th, 2022|
|411.553.140 (+17.069.183)||5.829.356 (+75.557)|
* Data on the number of people cured, reported daily by breakdown by state and globally, have ceased to be processed and communicated by the data aggregation center of this type, namely Johns Hopkins CSSE.
** Data in parentheses represent the number of new cases, between 10 February -17 February 2022.
*** CEPCB states that updates at national level are published on different time coordinates and subsequently processed, which may lead to discrepancies between daily data published by states and those published by CEPCB.
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