Georgia has reported a record 57 new cases of the coronavirus earlier today.
Medical Director of Tbilisi Infectious Disease Hospital Marina Ezugbaia said that five new patients contracted the virus from the cluster of candy shop Dona in Batumi in the Adjara region of Georgia, 14 other patients were also infected in Batumi, 18 had contact with infected individuals, four patients have travel history in Adjara, three cases are ‘imported’ of which two are truck drivers and the source of infections has not been identified in the remaining eight cases.
Ezugbaia said that the morbidity rate in the country has increased to 10.2 per 100,000 population.
Out of 57 infected patients 25 cases were detected in Adjara. According to the data of the last two weeks, from August 27 to September 9, the morbidity rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the country is 10.2. The incidence rate in Adjara is 52.9. Currently, 469 people are undergoing treatment at Covid centres of which four are in critical and 18 are in severe condition", said Ezurgbaia.
She said that the new cases of coronavirus are simply an increase in data which is related to domestic tourism, and a second wave is expected in the winter, when seasonal infections coincide with Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries has increased by nine, reaching 1,334.
In total 19 people have died of the virus in the country, 5,882 people are in quarantine, and 41 citizens of Georgia have been transported home from abroad for treatment.
Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 1,830 cases of the coronavirus.