Georgia reports 10 new cases of coronavirus, 6 recoveries

The number of recoveries has increased by six, reaching 1,092. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 18 Aug 2020 - 12:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 10 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today.

The medical director of Tbilisi Infectious Disease Hospital Marina Ezugbaia said that one of the new patients is a medical staff. 

One new patient contracted the virus from the Lenjeri village [of Mestia municipality], one from Havana Club in Kobuleti [in Adjara], one from contact with the infected individual and four cases are imported. Of the imported cases one is a truck driver, one medical staff and the source of infections has not been identified in the remaining two cases", said Ezugbaia. 

The number of recoveries has increased by six, reaching 1,092.

Image: coronavirus live update.

In total 7,597 people are in quarantine. 17 people have died of the virus in the country, and 41 citizens of Georgia have been transported home from abroad for treatment.

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 1,351 cases of the coronavirus. 

To note, mass thermoscreening started in Mestia municipality, in western Georgia today, which has been under lockdown since August 10.

Deputy Governor of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Nino Vibliani said that only individuals who have had direct contact with the infected patients and have pronounced signs of the Covid-19 will undergo PCR testing. 

Vibliani said that the result of yesterday's PCR tests were all negative.