Coronavirus: 1,236 new cases, 2,189 recoveries, 23 fatalities

  •  As of now Georgia has confirmed a total of 247,025 cases of COVID-19, including 231,385 recoveries and 2,916 deaths, while 12,698 individuals remain infected with the virus. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 16 Jan 2021 - 13:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 1,236 new cases of coronavirus after conducting 15,152 tests over the last 24 hours. 

485 out of the new 1,236 cases were reported in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Other cases were reported in:

  • Imereti - 219
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 122
  • Shida Kartli - 87
  • Kakheti - 87
  • Adjara - 84
  • Kvemo Kartli - 55
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 35
  • Guria - 28
  • Samtskhe-javakheti - 27
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti - 7

Meanwhile, 2,189 people have recovered and 23 others have died. As of now Georgia has confirmed a total of 247,025 cases of COVID-19, including 231,385 recoveries and 2,916 deaths, while 12,698 individuals remain infected with the virus. 

The Pfizer vaccine may be the first vaccine Georgia uses to combat the coronavirus followed by the AstraZeneca vaccine - the two closest Georgia can get through the Covax platform.

Georgia has ordered vaccines via the Covax platform for 700,000 individuals (1,400,000 doses, as one individual must be vaccinated twice) and will pay $17 million. 

Georgian Health Officials say the country will be able to receive only 200,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine as Georgia lacks refrigeration facilities to keep the vaccines in mandatory -80 degree conditions.

Nevertheless, the Government of Georgia plans to vaccinate 60 percent of its population of 3.7 million this year. 

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