Georgian Health Minister: ‘capacity of intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients has reached its limit’

Georgia has reported 3,780 new cases of coronavirus earlier today. Currently 38,806 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in the country. Photo:, 06 Aug 2021 - 18:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

“The bed capacity of intensive care units for Covid-19 patients has reached its limit”, Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze announced earlier today.

The Health Ministry is doing its best on a daily basis, however the capacity of intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients is decreasing. We [the public] should also take into account that doctors and nurses are very tired… They have been working in this difficult mode for almost two years”, said Tikaradze.

Minister Tikaradze also noted she believes in the prudence of the public to stand by the Ministry of Health and doctors and refrain from attending crowded events, which are the main source of infection.

Tikaradze said the vaccination process has significantly intensified in recent weeks in Georgia. She noted that over 19,000 individuals are being vaccinated against the coronavirus daily in the country.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated yesterday that another lockdown in Georgia would be ‘absolutely unjustified as the country has imported more than two million doses of coronavirus vaccine’.