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Moldova sees highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in past 4 months

CHISINAU. Sept 2 (Interfax) – Moldova has seen a record high number of 787 daily novel coronavirus infection cases over the past four months, the Moldovan Health Ministry told Interfax.

"Moldova has conducted 7,005 diagnostic tests for COVID-19, including 3,243 antigen express tests, over the past 24 hours. As a result, 787 new cases of coronavirus have been registered, with unvaccinated citizens accounting for 682 of these cases. Hence, the general number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Moldova has reached 268,892. As many as 4,497 people are sick right now," it said.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has topped 1,000 for the first time since early May, reaching 1,015, including 81 patients in critical condition, among them six on ventilators.

As many as 312 patients with COVID-19 have recovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries nationwide to 257,984.

Another five people with COVID-19 have died over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus-associated deaths to 6,411.

Moldova started the vaccination campaign on March 2. Slightly more than 1.3 million out of the 3.2 million Moldovan citizens have been vaccinated against coronavirus, including over 700,000 people who have received two shots. After the vaccination campaign was launched, daily cases decreased from 1,500-2,000 to under 100. However, daily cases started growing again in early August, reaching on average 400-500 at the end of August. September 1 saw 579 daily cases of COVID-19 in Moldova.