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COVID-19: Georgia reports 8,455 new cases, 41 deaths

The health authorities of Georgia said the country has reported 8,455 new cases of COVID-19, with 18,206 recoveries and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for the past two weeks in Georgia stands at 29.17 per cent.

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The health authorities of Georgia said the country has reported 8,455 new cases of COVID-19, with 18,206 recoveries and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate for the past two weeks in Georgia stands at 29.17 per cent.

Overall, there are currently 120,437 active cases of Coronavirus throughout the country. 

Moreover, according to health authorities, a total of 36,918 tests were conducted all over the country within the last 24 hours, out of which 22,936 were rapid antigen tests, and the remaining 13,982 were PCR tests.

Around 2,901 vaccinations have been administered within the last 24 hours.

Since February 26, 2020, the country has recorded a total of 1,584,454 cases of Coronavirus. Out of 1,584,454 cases of COVID-19, a total of 1,447,969 patients have recovered, while 16,022 people have succumbed to it.

The new 8,455 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in several parts of the country. 

  • Tbilisi – 3,548 cases 
  • Adjara – 624 cases 
  • Imereti – 1,438 cases 
  • Kvemo Kartli – 363 cases 
  • Shida Kartli – 520 cases 
  • Guria – 358 cases 
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 546 cases 
  • Kakheti – 664 cases 
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 174 cases 
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti – 144 cases 
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti – 76 cases

In Georgia, the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus accounts for about 85% of confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Furthermore, there are currently 5,096 patients who are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Georgia, while 114,560 people are undergoing treatment at home and by consulting their family doctors.

Besides this, 1,125 people infected with COVID-19 are in critical condition, out of which 287 people are on artificial ventilation. 

As of today, around 33.5% of the total population of Georgia has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which accounts for 12.4L people. As of now, around 28.9L doses of vaccine has been given.

In addition, the Georgian government have also decided to lift up some COVID-19 related limitations on gatherings and public events from March onwards, including club venues being allowed to operate at reduced capacity, to weddings, conferences and other gatherings permitted. 

The Interagency Coordination Council of Georgia has revealed this move on Monday, which oversees pandemic-related rules and regulations in Georgia.

Moreover, on Tuesday, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of Georgia also announced that Georgia would receive up to 50,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19, which is especially for children aged between five to twelve years, in the 2nd quarter of the year to curb the COVID-19.

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