Coronavirus: Georgia reports 3,117 new cases, 3,638 recoveries, 45 deaths

  • Recoveries continue to outnumber new cases of coronavirus in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 17 Nov 2020 - 11:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 3,117 new cases of coronavirus, 3,638 recoveries and 45 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

16,219 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia as of today. 

The new 3,117 cases were recorded in: 

  • Tbilisi - 1,202 cases 
  • Adjara - 469 cases 
  • Imereti - 302 cases 
  • Kvemo Kartli - 259 cases 
  • Shida Kartli - 173 cases 
  • Guria - 61 cases 
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 355 cases 
  • Kakheti - 117 cases 
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 86 cases 
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti - 65 cases 
  • Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti - 28 cases 

Georgia has had 85,952 cases of coronavirus since February 26, 2020.

Image: coronavirus live update. 

Since then 68,929 individuals have recovered, while 778 others have died. 

5,662 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals as of today. 740 of the 5,662 patients are in critical condition. 332 of the 740 critical patients are on artificial ventilation. 

3,351 Covid-19 patients are in hotels, 2,797 individuals are in quarantine and 7,206 are at home.

52,103 individuals are in self-isolation.

More than 1,012,160 individuals have been tested for coronavirus in Georgia so far. 

Per the November 12 decree of the Georgian Health Ministry an ambulance will come to a patient’s home: 

  • If a patient has a temperature of 38.8 or more and has one of the following complaints - cough, sore throat, headache, runny nose / nasal congestion, muscle, joint pain and diarrhea. 
  • Also, if the patient belongs to a risk group. 

Coronavirus cases begun to surge in Georgia in mid-September 2020. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

The risk groups include following patients: 

  • 65 years old and older
  • Pregnant women 
  • Women in postpartum period (two weeks)
  • Chronic conditions: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma, immunosuppressive conditions (undergoing chemotherapy or the individuals who completed chemotherapy 30 days ago). 
  • HIV-infected individuals 
  • Individuals on dialysis. 

An ambulance will come if one of the following complications is expressed with temperature (no matter how high the temperature is): repeat vomiting (two or more), loss of consciousness, shortness of breath (not connected with physical activity), convulsion and if the call is made from the street / facility, if the patient is a foreigner, if the patient is a five-year-old or younger. 

A call should be made to a family doctor if the patient has a temperature of less than 38.8, despite the presence of one of the following symptoms: cough, sore throat, headache, runny nose / nasal congestion, muscle, joint pain and diarrhea, as well as risk factors.

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