COVID-19 situation worsens in Romania

This is the first time the daily death toll surpassed the 100-mark, resulting in a total death tally of 6,574. [Shutterstock/ Vlad Ispas]

The COVID-19 situation continues to worsen both in Europe and Romania, President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday (27 October) as Romania recorded 104 deaths, the highest daily death toll since the pandemic started.

New intensive care units for COVID-19 patients will soon open in hospitals, he added.

This is the first time the daily death toll surpassed the 100-mark, resulting in a total death tally of 6,574.  Moreover, the number of daily infections stayed above 4,700, lifting the total number of people that tested positive in Romania since the start of the pandemic to more than 217,000.

”A very difficult period is coming and sustained efforts are needed to keep the pandemic under control,” said the president, who confirmed he discussed the situation and plans to expand intensive care units with the health ministry’s specialists.

Romania has a bit more than 3,000 beds in ICUs, but those are used for all patients, and, according to the daily update provided by the health authorities, more than 800 COVID-19 patients need intensive care. (Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)

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