As Romania recorded more than 2,000 infections for four days in a row until Saturday and 1,835 on Sunday because the number of tests almost halved, the number of COVID-19-related deaths passed the 5,000-threshold.
On top of that, more than 7,800 are currently hospitalised while the number of patients in ICUs reached 598, a record high.
Since the start of the pandemic, Romania recorded a total of 135,900 COVID-19 infections. The number of daily infections, however, saw a significant spike from mid-September. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 related deaths has now reached 5,003, of which 56 were reported on Sunday.
However, authorities have said they would not revert to the state of emergency enforced in spring. Nationwide restrictions are not envisaged as the government said restrictions would only be enforced upon regions with a high number of infections. (Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)