Coronavirus: 258 new cases after 9,653 tests conducted

  • The number of active cases of Covid-19 now stands at 3,257 in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 21 Feb 2021 - 11:50, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported a total of 258 new cases of Covid-19 after conducting 9,653 tests over the last 24 hours. 571 infected individuals have meanwhile recovered and 10 others have died. 

Out of the 258 new coronavirus cases132 were reported in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Other cases were reported in:

  • Imereti - 35
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 19
  • Shida Kartli - 16
  • Kakheti - 16
  • Guria -15
  • Kvemo Kartli - 8
  • Adjara - 7
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti - 5
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 3
  • Racha-lechkhumi - 2

Georgia has confirmed a total of 268,355 new cases of coronavirus for almost a year now, including 261,637 recoveries and 3,435 fatalities. The number of active cases now stands at 3,257.

Police have fined a total of 375 individuals for coronavirus-related violations over the past 24 hours in Georgia. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

The Head of Infectious Diseases and AIDS Centre Tengiz Tsertsvadze has told 1TV that all of the coronavirus restrictions will be gradually removed in two or three weeks, including the curfew.

Tsertsvadze said although he is not aware of the exact dates amid the current government reshuffle, Georgia has been removing certain restrictions almost every one or two week considering the epidemiologic situation. 

He again called on citizens to take their part of responsibility and adhere to the current regulations aimed to prevent the further spread of the virus: wear face masks, maintain social distancing and hand hygiene. 

Georgia is meanwhile expecting to receive the first doses of Pfizer vaccine that will be administered to health workers by late February.

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