Georgia ranks 109th worldwide and 50th in Europe in terms of the spread of COVID-19 and mortalities caused by the coronavirus, which is the one of the best results across the globe, head of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases Tengiz Tsertsvadze said.
We take 50th of a total of 53 countries in Europe in terms of the spread of the coronavirus and deaths caused by the virus. Only such very small countries do better than us, such as Lichtenstein, Monaco and the Vatican,” Tsertsvadze said.
He stated that there are small countries in Europe, like Luxembourg and others, which have far more infected people with the coronavirus than Georgia.
Georgia reported its first case of the coronavirus on February 26, 2020. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
Luxembourg has more than 2,000 cases, while Iceland, with the population of 300,000, has more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients,” Tsertsvadze stated.
He said that mostly less developed countries show better figures than Georgia worldwide in the fight against the coronavirus.
It is hard to say how valid the figures provided by the countries are or whether they are able to diagnose the virus at all.
Georgia has had 195 cases of the coronavirus since February 2020. 39 of the 195 have recovered.
Two of the 195 have died of the virus so far, while two others were foreign citizens who left the country last month.