117 medical workers, 17 pregnant women die from COVID in Georgia since virus outbreak

  • The Georgian National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released the coronavirus statistical data for the country between February 2020 and October 1, 2021. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 5 Nov 2021 - 11:26, Tbilisi,Georgia

A total of 117 medical workers and 17 pregnant women have died from Covid-19 in Georgia since the outbreak of the virus in February 2020 as of October 1, 2021, the Georgian National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says in its recently released report. 

Between February 2020 and October 1, 2021 healthcare workers accounted for 6.4% of total confirmed cases. 

In the reporting period, 7,338 pregnant women contracted the virus of which 17 died from Covid-19 complications. 

The pregnant women who died from the virus were not vaccinated,” NCDC said, noting that only one pregnant woman died in 2020, while the figure stands at 16 this year due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus. 

90,680 children (0 to 18) contracted the virus in the reporting period, 14.8% of confirmed cases. 

7,708 of the 90,680 children needed medical care in hospitals, while eight died from the virus.

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As of October 1, 2021, the Covid-19 mortality rate amounted to 2,399 per one million. 

The highest mortality rate per capita was observed in November-December of 2020 and August-September of 2021.

69% of patients who died from the virus had accompanying diseases like cardiovascular DB (except hypertension) - 69.1%, hypertension - 35.3%, diabetes - 25.5%, oncological disease - 5.8% and chronic lung disease - 4.4%. 

The complications which caused death included: pneumonia - 74.7%, respiratory failure - 73.6%, respiratory distress syndrome - 25.8 and heart failure - 19%. 

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The report says that 57 completely vaccinated individuals died from the virus between March 15 and September 30 of 2021 since the country launched coronavirus vaccination, accounting for 1.04% of 5,469 deaths recorded in the period. 

5,412 of the 5,469 individuals (over 18), who died from the virus in the reported period (98.96%), were not vaccinated,” said the NCDC. 

In the age group of 18-59 years, the protection against death among fully vaccinated is 99.34%, while in the 60 and over 60 age group the figure stands at 97.24%, NCDC says. 

The risk of contracting the virus by a fully vaccinated individual is 9.44% less than by an unvaccinated individual,” NCDC stated. 

It says that in 93.35% cases, there is no need for hospitalisation of fully vaccinated people.