Romania exceeded 200,000 cases of COVID-19 reported infections so far and more than 6,000 deaths related to this infection. The number of deaths is rather high, especially when compared to other countries which reported more infections than Romania. Speculations were made on this subject, but so far no official explained why Romania registered so many COVID-19 related deaths.
It is not a secret for anybody now, but the Romanian Minister of Health declared it officially on Friday: Romania reports ALL the deaths of persons who were infected with COVID-19, regardless of any other comorbidities.
In other words, if one died from cancer, in its terminal phase, one would be reported as deceased from COVID-19 if the tests indicate such an infection in one’s body.
Other European countries preferred to mention COVID-19 as cause of death only in cases where the infected person died from the new coronavirus, without any other comorbidities. At the moment, despite the requests from the highest levels of the European Union, the EU hasn’t yet established a unitary system of reporting the COVID-19 related deaths.
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