PRESS RELEASE, Strategic Communication Group, January 17th, 2022, 1 p.m.
In the last 24 hours, 8.118 new cases of people infected with SARS – CoV – 2 (COVID – 19) were registered, 523 more than the previous day. 778 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||Incidența înregistrată la 14 zile|
|44.||New cases not allocated by counties||
*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 1.911.546 cases of infection with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) have been registered in Romania on January 17th, of which 20.619 are from re-infected patients, tested positive for more than 180 days days after the first infection.
1.776.122 patients were declared cured.
The number of people considered cured is that of 15.01.2022, for today it could not be calculated due to some corrections that appeared on the dedicated electronic platform.
Apart from the newly confirmed cases, following the retesting of patients who were already positive, 358 people were reconfirmed positively. The distribution by county of these cases can be found in the table below.
|Positive samples at retesting|
Until today, 59.257 people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection have died.
Between 16.01.2022 (10:00) – 17.01.2022 (10:00) were reported by the INSP 17 deaths (9 men and 8 women), of which 3 prior to the reference interval, of some patients infected with the new coronavirus, hospitalized in hospitals in Alba, Bihor, Brăila, Brașov, Caraș-Severin, Maramureș, Mehedinți, Prahova, Satu Mare, Timiș and Vaslui.
Of the 17 deaths, 2 were recorded in the 50-59 age group, 7 in the 60-69 age group, 6 in the 70-79 age group, and 2 in the age group over 80 years.
All the recorded deaths were of patients who had comorbidities.
Out of a total of 17 patients who died, 11 were unvaccinated and 6 were vaccinated. The vaccinated patients were aged between 50-59 and over 80 years and all presented comorbidities.
There were no reported deaths before the reference interval.
In the specialized health units, the number of people hospitalized in wards with COVID-19 is 4.027, 380 more than the previous day. Also, 485 people are hospitalized at ATI, 11 more than the day before. Of the 485 patients admitted to ATI, 52 have a certificate attesting to vaccination.
Out of the total number of hospitalized patients, 338 are minors, 317 being hospitalized in wards, 44 more than the previous day and 21 in ATI, 8 more than the day before.
Until today, 11.362.576 RT-PCR tests and 6.611.997 rapid antigen tests have been processed nationwide. In the last 24 hours, 10.033 RT-PCR tests were performed (6.244 based on case definition and medical protocol and 3.789 on request) and 24.284 rapid antigen tests.
In Romania, 60.000 people confirmed with the new coronavirus infection are in isolation at home, and 4.738 people are in institutional isolation. Also, 64.083 people are in quarantine at home, and in institutionalized quarantine there are 31 people.
In the last 24 hours, 4.025 calls were registered to the unique emergency number 112.
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 January 16th, the police and gendarmes applied 3.332 sanctions, amounting to 752.548 lei.
Also, through the competent structures of the Police, 2 criminal files were 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, 23,843 Romanian citizens were confirmed as infected with SARS – CoV – 2 (coronavirus): 2,557 in Italy, 16,951 in Spain, 206 in Great Britain, 133 in France, 3,125 in Germany, 97 in Greece, 49 in Denmark, 37 in Hungary, 28 in the Netherlands, 2 in the Namibia, 12 in the USA, 9 in Sweden, 146 in Austria, 22 in Belgium, 6 in Japan, 2 in Indonesia, 75 in Switzerland , 5 in Turkey, 2 in Iceland, 2 in Belarus, 8 in Bulgaria, 45 in Cyprus, 8 in India, 5 in Ukraine, 9 in United Arab Emirates, 17 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, 2 in Serbia, 8 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 and Nigeria. 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 6 January 2022- 13 January 2022, 65.756.908 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.
|United Kingdom||14.617.314 (+1.381.913)||150.230 (+1379)|
|France||12.934.980 (+2.345.477)||126.305 (+1742)|
|Spain||7.771.367 (+986.081)||90.508 (+819)|
|Italy||7.971.068 (+1.404.121)||139.872 (+1827)|
|Germany||7.743.228 (+445.908)||115.051 (+2126)|
Source: European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CEPCB) (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en)
|OVERALL SITUATION ON JANUARY 13th, 2022|
|307.373.791 (+16.759.858)||5.492.154 (+41.196)|
* 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 6 January -13 January 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.
Strategic Communication Group