Georgia reports 4 new cases of coronavirus, total number of cases stands at 593, 223 have recovered

As of May 4, 359 people remain infected with COVID-19 in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 04 May 2020 - 11:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia reported four new cases of coronavirus earlier today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 593. 

223 of the 593 patients have recovered, while nine others have died. 

As of today 359 people remain infected with COVID-19 in Georgia. 

5,028 individuals are under quarantine and 537 others in hospitals. 

Two of the 361 infected individuals were foreign citizens who are no longer in Georgia. Photo: coronavirus live update. 

Head of the government administration Natia Mezvrishvili said on May 2 that coronavirus-related restrictions imposed in Georgia may be eased earlier than planned if the virus is contained. 

She said that this week the government will discuss the issue of reopening the four cities of Georgia - Tbilisi, Rustavi, Kutaisi and Batumi - which have been on lockdown since April 15.

As of now, residents of Tbilisi are only allowed to leave the capital for agricultural work between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. and return between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. after they apply to the Agriculture Ministry for special permit.