Coronavirus cases reach 188 in Georgia, 36 patients recovered

As of today there are 148 patients inside the country who are infected with the coronavirus. Photo: Interior Ministry press office., 06 Apr 2020 - 12:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

The number of cases of coronavirus has reached 188 in Georgia as of the morning of April 6.

36 of the 188 have recovered, while two elderly women, with several underlying health issues have died.

148 people inside the country remain infected with the virus (two of the 188 were foreign citizens who left Georgia last month). 

5,056 are under quarantine and 386 others are in hospitals.

Marneuli and Bolnisi municipalities remain in lockdown. Photo: Interior Ministry press office.

Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases Marina Ezugbaia says that 24 patients with COVID-19 in hospital suffer from pneumonia.

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze says that as of today the country has resources to provide treatment for about 3,500 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, and another 5,000 can be placed under the supervision of trained medical personnel.

She stated that a total of 81 patients from the 188 confirmed cases have developed pneumonia. 

Tikaradze said that there are 700 ventilators in the country as of now which is 'absolutely sufficient.' 

Georgia reported its first case of COVID-19 on February 26, 2020. 

About 1.3 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide as of April 5.

As for neighbouring countries Turkey has had 27,069 cases, Armenia 822-  cases, Azerbaijan - 584 cases and Russia - 5,389 cases.