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1 person died from Covid every 5 MINUTES in Romania in October, amid lagging vaccination campaign & hospital capacity crunch — RT World News

Covid-19 has claimed one life every five minutes in Romania during October, official data indicates, as the country’s inoculation campaign lags and hospitals are inundated with coronavirus patients.

The highest number of Covid daily infected Eastern European nations was 18,800 on Tuesday. There were also 574 confirmed deaths.

Claudiu Ruscu, intensive care doctor and critic of the state of healthcare in the country warned against the dangers. “there isn’t enough room to take all the cases that need us,” and blamed the country’s ailing vaccine uptake.

“If the vaccination rate had been at 70-80% we would now have ten times fewer deaths,”The doctor spoke to Reuters.



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Out of Romania’s recorded 42,000 Covid deaths to date in the pandemic, 13% occurred this month alone, with the overwhelming majority of Covid fatalities (more than 90%) among unvaccinated people. According to official statistics, one Covid death per five minutes is the rate in October, according to data.

Romania is home to around 19million people. It announced Monday that at least six million of its citizens had received the Covid vaccine. However, its vaccine uptake is the second lowest in the EU and significantly lower than the bloc’s average coverage of 74%.



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Neighboring Hungary said last week that it would help Romania treat 50 Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care units at two hospitals, as the country’s overstretched healthcare felt the strain of the pandemic.

In Bucharest, hundreds gathered earlier in the month to condemn Covid vaccine passports, curfews that apply to people who are not willing to be jabbed and any other new restrictions. Chants “Freedom without certificates”The sound of their voices rang at important points outside the government offices in the capital.

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