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Daily COVID-19 Updates: Georgia reports 599 new cases, 7 deaths

In Georgia, the Health Ministry said that the country has reported 599 new cases of COVID-19, with 3,846 recoveries and 7 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate for the past two weeks stands at 5.73 per cent.

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In Georgia, the Health Ministry said that the country has reported 599 new cases of COVID-19, with 3,846 recoveries and 7 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate for the past two weeks stands at 5.73 per cent.

There are currently 19,556 active cases of Coronavirus all over the country. 

According to reports, Georgia has the 13th highest Covid mortality rate globally in a week. 

Moreover, as per the figures given by the Georgian health department, a total of 22,532 tests were conducted throughout the country within the last 24 hours, out of which 20,307 were rapid antigen tests, and the remaining 2,225 were PCR tests.

Since February 26, 2020, the country has recorded a total of 1,644,711 cases of Coronavirus. Out of 1,644,711 cases of COVID-19, a total of 1,608,441 patients have recovered, while 16,688 people have succumbed to it.

The new 599 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in several parts of the country. 

  • Tbilisi – 287 cases 
  • Adjara – 19 cases 
  • Imereti – 72 cases 
  • Kvemo Kartli – 20 cases 
  • Shida Kartli – 36 cases 
  • Guria – 46 cases 
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti – 43 cases 
  • Kakheti – 41 cases 
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 10 cases 
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti – 5 cases 
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti – 20 cases

The new Omicron variant of Coronavirus accounts for the majority of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country.

Furthermore, there are currently 739 patients who are undergoing treatment in hospitals, while 18,817 people are undergoing treatment at home and by consulting their family doctors. There are 198 people who are undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit.

As many as 1,357,752 people have received at least one dose of any vaccine in the country so far, while 1,255,053 individuals have been fully vaccinated, amounting to 43.5 % of the country’s adult population.

A total of 235,563 individuals have received booster shots or 3rd dose of the vaccine. 

However, starting March 28, wearing a face mask in outdoor places will no longer be required in Georgia, according to Director Giorgi Ghibradze of the Interagency Coordination Council.

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