Increasing trend of COVID-19 cases in Bucharest and 12 counties in the country. The INSP recommends that symptomatic people be tested as a matter of priority

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♦ In Romania, in the last 24 hours, until Tuesday at 13:00, 1,215 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, following 19,500 tests.

In Romania, in the last 24 hours, until Tuesday at 13:00, 1,215 new cases of COVID-19 were registered, following 19,500 tests, increasing compared to Monday, when 779 cases were registered, but from just over 6,000 tests, according to data from the Strategic Communication Group.

The increasing trend of COVID-19 cases is registered in Bucharest and 12 counties, according to the weekly report of the National Center for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases within the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), quoted by Mediafax.

Thus, in the week of August 3-9, 35% of the total cases were registered in Bucharest, Argeş, Prahova, Braşov and Dâmboviţa. There is an upward trend in 12 counties and Bucharest. The 12 counties are Bihor, Caraş-Severin, Covasna, Gorj, Harghita, Maramureş, Mureş, Neamţ, Satu Mare, Sălaj, Sibiu and Timiş.

According to the quoted report, almost 95% of the deceased had comorbidities and almost 80% of the deceased were over 60 years old.

INSP recommends, according to Mediafax, the priority testing of 13 categories of people. The first category includes people who have symptoms specific to coronavirus infection, including medical and support staff. The second priority category for testing should be close symptomatic persons who have come into contact with patients confirmed with COVID-19. Răzvan Botea



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