Asymptomatic coronavirus patients to be treated in hotel quarantine instead of hospitals

The change comes into force today. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 09 Sep 2020 - 14:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

Asymptomatic coronavirus patients from 18 to 65 years of age with no chronic diseases will be treated in quarantine under the supervision of doctors instead of hospitals, said Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze earlier today.

The change comes into force today. 

There are currently three hotels where patients will be placed under quarantine for treatment, noted Tikaradze.

Treatment of patients in quarantine in hotels will be carried out in three big cities – Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi. About 15 per cent of patients will be transferred today from hospital to a hotel in Batumi,” said Tikaradze. 

She noted that there are 600 beds allocated in hospitals for the treatment of coronavirus patient. Out of these beds, 65 per cent are already occupied.

Georgia has reported 44 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today, of which 25 were detected in the Adjara region, which is in the  'red zone' due to the increased number of coronavirus cases.