Wed, 27 Jan 2021

BUCHAREST, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Romania recorded 211 COVID-19-related deaths in a 24-hour span, setting a new daily record and bringing the total number of deaths to 11,876, according to official data released Thursday.

The previous record was 203 people set on Nov. 11. The average daily death toll was 145.43 in November.

In the latest death toll, at least 202 people had a previous medical history, most of them were people over 60 years old, while four people died under 40.

A total of 7,661 new cases of infection were recorded in the 24 hours following 32,120 tests, bringing the country's cumulative number of confirmed cases to 492,211, said the Strategic Communication Group, the official novel coronavirus communication task force.

The number of people hospitalized for the disease stood at 13,156 on Thursday, of whom 1,252 are in the intensive care units. So far, a total of 381,001 people were declared cured.

Meanwhile, some 44,965 people with confirmed COVID-19 infection are under home isolation and 12,191 are isolated in medical facilities.

Romania reimposed a one-month night curfew throughout the country starting from Nov. 9. Residents are not allowed to leave their homes from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. without special circumstances.

Meanwhile, the government has also introduced a series of new preventive and control measures, including expanding mandatory mask-wearing from indoor public spaces to all public places.

According to the World Health Organization, face masks should be used as a part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress COVID-19 transmission and save lives.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreaks, wearing masks in public has been widely accepted in Asian countries like China, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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