BUCHAREST — Romania on Wednesday recorded its highest number of COVID-19 infections in more than three months as the nation battles a third-wave of the virus.
Out of almost 40,000 tests performed nationwide, 6,186 came back positive for COVID-19, indicating a surge of infections and the highest number of positive cases in a single day since early December.
In an attempt to manage the spread of the virus, authorities are tightening restrictions at a county level if they enter a “red scenario” – meaning more than three cases of COVID-19 infection per thousand residents over a 14-day period.
The capital Bucharest and seven other counties are currently in a red scenario, which sees the closure of businesses such as restaurants, bars, cafes, and gambling centers close indoor spaces to the public.
The nation-wide curfew last week was also changed from 11pm-6am to 10pm-5am.
So far Romania has recorded more than 874,000 COVID-19 infections, 21,787 people have died, and it has administered more than 2.2 million vaccines.