Georgia reports 919 new cases of coronavirus, a record-high since February

  • 113 individuals have died of Covid-19 in Georgia so far. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 15 Oct 2020 - 11:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 919 new cases of coronavirus and four deaths earlier today, which is the highest figure since the country confirmed its first case of the virus on February 26, 2020.

Tbilisi is on the top of the list with 366 new infections, followed by the country’s coastal Adjara region with 286 cases. 

13 kindergartens and several schools have been closed again in the capital Tbilisi due to coronavirus. 

Health officials have urged people to use face masks even in open areas during the cold season as it is the ‘most effective measure’ to prevent the spread of the virus before there are vaccines and medicines against Covid-19. 

Image: coronavirus live update.

The new 919 cases were recorded in: 

Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze stated yesterday that the country is able to admit patients in hospitals for treatment.

Image: coronavirus live update.

There are 3,500 beds in hospitals for Covid-19 patients, while 2,200 are undergoing treatment there. If it is necessary we are able to increase the number of beds,” Tikaradze said.  

Georgia has had 14,440 cases of coronavirus since February 26, 2020.

7,367 of the 14,440 patients have recovered, while 113 others have died.

6,960 patients remain infected with Covid-19 in the country.