Coronavirus: 18,149 tests conducted, 2,058 new cases reported

  • Health officials call on citizens to avoid large gatherings and maintain hand hygiene. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 9 Jan 2021 - 11:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia has reported a total of 2,058 new cases of coronavirus after conducting 7,054 PCR tests and 11,095 antigen tests over the last 24 hours. 

Meanwhile, 529 individuals have recovered from the virus and 22 others have died. 

Out of the new 2,058 cases 808 were reported in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Other cases were reported in:

  • Imereti - 363
  • Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 183
  • Shida Kartli - 165
  • Kvemo Kartli - 150
  • Kakheti - 131
  • Adjara - 107
  • Mtskheta-Mtianeti - 62
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti - 38
  • Guria - 36
  • Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti - 15

As of now Georgia has confirmed 238,086 cases of COVID-19 since last February, including 224,718 recoveries and 2,750 deaths. The number of active cases now stands at 10,592.

The Interior Ministry again calls on all citizens to maintain all the regulations aimed to avoid the further spread of the virus. Photo: Interior Ministry/Archive

Georgian police have meanwhile fined 668 individuals for violations the coronavirus-related regulations. 

  • 103 individuals were fined for breaching self-isolation and quarantine rules
  • 565 others were fined for not wearing face masks in public areas

Failure to abide by the obligation to wear a face mask in public is punishable by a fine of 20 GEL, violation of the rules of isolation and quarantine is punishable by a fine of 2,000 GEL for individuals and 10,000 GEL for legal entities.

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