Romania reported the highest daily record of COVID-19 infections of 18,863 cases on Tuesday and 574 deaths, a record high number since the start of the pandemic, according to Reuters.
The Romanian government said it processed a number of 81,054 tests over the past 24 hours. More than 1,800 people are treated in intensive care units across Romania.
It is the first time that the daily case has exceeded 18,000.
A crisis expert from the WHO will meet in the coming days with the Romanian authorities to try to find solutions to the escalating situation.