Seven new cases of coronavirus reported in Georgia, total number of cases stands at 195

  • As of today 152 people remain infected with the coronavirus in Georgia. Photo: Interior Ministry press office., 7 Apr 2020 - 11:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported seven new cases of the coronavirus today, bringing the total number of cases to 195.

Of the 195, 39 have recovered, while two have died. 

As of now there are 152 active cases of the virus inside the country. 

4,708 people are under quarantine in Georgia and 370 others are in hospitals. 

The new cases are connected with the US, while three of the seven cases are cases of community transmission. 

Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases Marina Ezugbaia said that there are seven patients in critical condition in hospital and that most of them are elderly people. 

The nationwide curfew came into effect on March 31 in Georgia. Photo: Interior Ministry press office. 

About 90 patients of the 188 have developed pneumonia.

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze says that as of today the country has enough 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.

Tikaradze said that there are currently 700 ventilators in the country which is 'absolutely sufficient’ at the moment.

More than 1.3 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide as of April 6.

As for neighbouring countries Turkey has had 30,217 cases, Armenia 833 -  cases, Azerbaijan - 641 cases and Russia - 6,343 cases.