Weekly COVID-19 Update: Georgia reports 754 new cases, 8 deaths

Georgia: The Health Ministry of Georgia said that the country has reported 745 new cases of COVID-19, with 19,984 recoveries and eight fatalities from May 2 to May 8. The positivity rate from May 2 to May 8 stands at 0.66 per cent.

The Omicron BA2 strain is predominantly circulating and dominant. 

According to the government decision, coronavirus infection and death statistics are announced once a week, every Tuesday.

Since February 26, 2020, the country has recorded a total of 1,655,966 cases of Coronavirus. Out of which, 1638,372 patients have recovered, while 16,821 people have succumbed to it.

The new 754 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in several parts of the country. 

  • Tbilisi – 357 cases
  • Adjara – 9=36 cases
  • Imereti – 79 cases
  • Kvemo Kartli – 60 cases
  • Shida Kartli – 51 cases
  • Guria – 54 cases
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 41 cases
  • Kakheti – 26 cases
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 20 cases
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti – 6 cases

As of today, around 34.1% of the population of Georgia has been fully vaccinated, accounting for 12.6 L individuals. The country has administered approximately 29.7 L doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines.

Coronavirus can spread through an infected person’s mouth or nose in the form of tiny liquid droplets when they sneeze, cough, speak, sing or breathe.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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