Coronavirus: 2,616 new cases of 36,375 tests in 24 hours

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 390,945 cases of coronavirus, 367,130 recoveries and 5,592 deaths. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 20 Jul 2021 - 13:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported 2,616 new cases of coronavirus, 880 recoveries and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

An infant has died of the Delta variant of coronavirus at the Tsitsishvili Clinic in the capital city of Tbilisi. Medical director of clinic Maia Chkhaidze told local media outlet InterPressNews that the child's health condition was critical.

This is the patient we have been talking about for the last few days. His health condition was critically serious. He was infected with the Delta variant. He was transferred from Sokhumi clinic”, said Chkhaidze.

This is the second case of an infant’s death from coronavirus in Georgia. 

In total, 36,375 tests have been conducted around the country of which 22,825 tests were rapid tests, while the remaining 13,550 were PCR tests. 

The new cases were recorded in: 

  • Tbilisi - 1,557 cases 
  • Adjara - 205 cases 
  • Imereti - 191 cases
  • Kakheti - 152 cases
  • Kvemo Kartli - 117 cases 
  • Shida Kartli -  115 cases 
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 128 cases 
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 61 cases
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti - 45 cases
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti - 21 cases
  • Guria - 24 cases

Image: coronavirus live update.

Currently 18,197 individuals remain infected with Covid-19, of which:

  • 12,582 patients are undergoing treatment at home
  • 4,495 patients - in hospitals 
  • 1,120 patients - in the clinical-hotels

In addition, 855 patients are in critical condition of which 183 are on artificial ventilation.

As of today 12,720 individuals are in self-isolation and 70 individuals are under quarantine.

Image: coronavirus live update.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili once again called on the local population to vaccinate against Covid-19.

"Our country will not be able to survive another lockup", he said at today's government meeting, adding that  if the government tightens regulations in the country again, 'an unbearable situation' will be created.

People will lose their jobs … In addition, the country will need to take on additional debt, it will put a burden on our country, the situation will be complicated", he said.

Garibashvili stated that 'we have all the resources' to vaccinate people as soon as possible. 

We can vaccinate a million and a half citizens in about two-three months, that is our task", he said.

Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 390,945 cases of coronavirus, 367,130 recoveries and 5,592 deaths.