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Romania Recorded Nearly 5,000 Coronavirus Infections on Thursday

Αssociated Press

An elderly man wears a face mask for protection against COVID-19 infection in Bucharest, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania recorded nearly 5,000 coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest in a single day, and a record number of deaths.

Of the 34,466 tests, 4,902 were positive in the past 24 hours. There were 98 deaths, bringing the confirmed total deaths to 6,163.

Health authorities in the eastern European nation of 19 million have conducted 2.96 million tests. There’s been a total of 196,004 confirmed cases.