Residents of Bucharest and the counties of Alba, Bacău, Iaşi, Neamţ, Teleorman, Vâlcea and Vaslui received, on Friday, the message RO Alert, after the increase of the infection rate with the new coronavirus. In Bucharest, the cumulative incidence exceeded 2 cases per thousand inhabitants, and in the targeted counties 1.5.
“Antenţie! In Bucharest, the level of spread of the new coronavirus is high, over 2 per thousand inhabitants. RESPECT the sanitary measures so as not to endanger your life, yours and those of those around you. Wear the MASK correctly, covering your nose and mouth “, is part of the message sent by IGSU in the Capital.
Authorities recommend maintaining social distance, disinfection, avoiding congestion and maintaining hand hygiene.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 148,886 on Friday, after the Strategic Communication Group announced that 3,186 people had been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. Also, 52 people died and 613 patients are hospitalized at ATI.
Neighboring countries are also struggling with the new coronavirus.
Ukraine announced on Friday a record 5,804 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and 89 deaths. The balance on Thursday was 5,397 new cases, Reuters reports.
In a statement, the government said that Prime Minister Denis Smigal had ordered Health Minister Maksim Stepanov to begin preparations to expand the number of hospitals for coronavirus cases, as more than 20,000 of the 31,927 beds were already occupied in the country. In some regions the occupancy rate is 100%.
With almost 41.7 million inhabitants, Ukraine has so far registered 250,538 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, of which 4,779 are fatal.
Bulgaria (6.9 million inhabitants) also reported 516 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, surpassing for the third consecutive day the record of infections for 24 hours since the beginning of the pandemic in March. The total number of COVID-19 cases reached 23,279 in Bulgaria, of which 880 were fatal. Also, 1,063 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 56 are in intensive care.
With 9.7 million inhabitants, Hungary presented on Friday a balance of 1,176 cases of contamination with the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, of which 15 were fatal. It is a growing balance from one day to the next. Hungary has so far counted 35,222 cases of COVID-19 and 913 deaths from this disease caused by the new coronavirus.
The situation seems to be better in Serbia, which announced 173 new cases and one death on Friday. In total, Serbia, a country of 6.9 million people, has so far registered 34,517 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, of which 761 are fatal.
Into the Republic of Moldova (over 3 million inhabitants), the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 reached 60,833, after 918 cases were registered on Friday. Authorities in Chisinau also announced 18 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours. 1,442 people, including 39 medical staff, have died from the new coronavirus across the Prut.
On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in the number of coronavirus cases worldwide, by 338,779 in 24 hours, amid a worsening situation in Europe.
Europe reported 96,996 new cases, the highest total in the region recorded so far by the WHO. By region, Europe currently reports more cases than India, Brazil and the United States.
The global balance is 36,837,342 cases of infection since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 1,068,141 were fatal.