How much is Georgia spending to treat coronavirus patients?

More than 1,207,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Georgia so far. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 03 Dec 2020 - 15:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

Treatment of a coronavirus patient in hospital costs on average 2,000 GEL which does not include investments in oxygen stocks and staff training, said Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia.

She noted that 2,000 GEL (about $603/€500) on average is a rough calculation, as sometimes treating a coronavirus patient can cost 10,000 GEL or even 500 GEL, depending on the case.

Georgia has reported 4,260 new cases of coronavirus, 2,947 recoveries and 45 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

21,655 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia as of today. 

6,561 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals as of today. 1,027 of the 6,561 patients are in critical condition. 390 of the 1,027 critical patients are on artificial ventilation. 

3,867 Covid-19 patients are in hotels, 1,974 individuals are in quarantine and 11,227 are at home.

50,544 individuals are in self-isolation.

Head of Georgia’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze says that Georgia is currently experiencing peak coronavirus infections, noting that the duration of the peak depends on many factors, including the observation of recently-imposed government regulations.

Georgia has had 147,636 cases of coronavirus since February 26, 2020. 

Since then 124,568 individuals have recovered, while 1,387 others have died. 

More than 1,207,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted in Georgia so far.