Georgia reports 887 new cases of coronavirus, Adjara and Tbilisi on top of list

  • 124 individuals have died of coronavirus in Georgia so far. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 16 Oct 2020 - 11:18, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 887 new cases of coronavirus earlier today, with the country’s coastal Adjara region and capital Tbilisi recording the majority of new infections. 

11 patients have died of Covid-19 in the country in the past 24 hours. 

Georgia reported a record-high 919 new cases of coronavirus yesterday. 

Image: coronavirus live update.

The 887 new cases were recorded in: 

  • Adjara region - 342 cases 
  • Tbilisi - 277 cases 
  • Imereti - 198 cases 
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 22 cases 
  • Guria - 11 cases 
  • Shida Kartli - 12 cases 
  • Kvemo Kartli - 3 cases
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 10 cases 
  • Kakheti - 7 cases 
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti - 3 cases 
  • Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti - 2 cases 

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia stated yesterday that restaurants and other entertainment facilities will work until 22:00 p.m. in Tbilisi and Imereti region, as in the Adjara region, starting today. 

He also said that currently there are ‘no grounds to postpone the October 31 parliamentary elections.’

The Georgian Central Election Commission stated earlier today that voters will have to remove face masks only twice, for several seconds, at the polling station - while entering the polling station (when voters have to present their identification document) and while rechecking the voter’s personnel information on the voters’ list. 

Both Gakharia and health officials have urged people to wear face masks even in open areas as ‘it is the most effective measure to prevent the spread of the virus.’ 

Image: coronavirus live update.

Head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control Amiran Gamkrelidze said that the personnel of schools and kindergartens will be tested for coronavirus every two weeks. 

It will be a random testing of 16 per cent of the personnel every two weeks,” Gamkrelidze said, adding that there are 26 labs around the country which are able to test people for Covid-19. 

Georgia has had 15,327 cases of coronavirus since February 26, 2020. 

7,613 of the 15,327 patients have recovered, while 124 others have died. 

As of today 7,590 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in the country. 

More than 70 of the infected individuals are in critical condition.