The Minister of Health, Alexandru Rafila, breaks the silence. He claims that things will change in the very near future, in just a few days.
The gloomy prophecy of the Minister of Health
The Minister of Health, Alexandru Rafila, says that during the next week we can expect an increase in the number of cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections, and the peak of wave 5 of COVID diseases could be in the middle of February.
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Currently, the viral variants Delta and Omicron are circulating in parallel in Romania – he also stated at First TV, Alexandru Rafila, according to which approximately 25% of cases are Delta variant infections, which also causes more serious cases.
“Somewhere around February 10-15, we will reach this maximum number of cases. One important thing, though, is that the rate of reproduction of this infection has dropped.
The maximum was in the first week of January, we had a reproduction rate of 1.87, that is, practically, an infected person was sick with two other people.
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We now have 1.25 and in the last eight days, nine days we have really had a gradual decrease from 1.87 to 1.25 – and 1.25 is worrying because it means that the number of cases is increasing, it will not decrease. We have 19,000 now, we will probably have 25,000 or 28,000 next week “, declared the Minister of Health, Alexandru Rafila.
According to the Minister of Health, Romania has reached a test rate of almost 100,000 people per day, and from next week there will be a substantial increase in the degree of testing that could lead to 150,000 tests per day.
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