83-year-old COVID-19 patient in critical condition ‘nearly cured’, 166 remain infected in Georgia

Georgia continues to have a low infection rate. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 27 May 2020 - 11:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian doctors have used plasma treatment to help an 83-year-old COVID-19 patient in nearly terminal condition. 

Now she feels much better,” head of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases Tenngiz Tsertsvadze has stated. 

He said that it is the second case in which plasma treatment has worked with critical patients. 

One individual has been cured with the help of plasma treatment. We are waiting for positive results in terms of the 83-year-old patient as well,” Tsertsvadze stated. 

Georgia has reported three new cases of the coronavirus earlier today, with only 166 individuals remaining infected with COVID-19.

Photo:coronavirus live update.

Tsertsvadze says that resuming public transport, with certain restrictions, carries lower risks for the country regarding the coronavirus than the reopening of the tourist season. 

He says that the government, ‘which has managed the crisis successfully up to now,’ should think about measures to make the tourism season less dangerous.