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Romania’s Infections Spiked to More Than 6,000 Daily Cases on Thursday

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Priests, wearing masks against the COVID-19 infection, carry the remains of Saint Dimitrie Bassarabov, the patron saint of the Romanian capital, on the first of three days of pilgrimage, taking place at a much smaller scale than usual, due to the pandemic control imposed measures, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s infections spiked to more than 6,000 daily cases on Thursday.

The 6,481 cases were a record for a second consecutive day, bringing the total number of infections to 229,040 since late February.

President Klaus Iohannis says the central government is not considering a national lockdown. Some localities have stepped up restrictive measures in recent days to stem the spread of the virus.

Romania has reported 6,764 deaths from the pandemic.