Second wave of coronavirus begins in Georgia
Another anti-record for the number of coronavirus infections has been set in Georgia today: over the past day, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection has grown by 87.
This figure has never been so high since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to the National Center for Disease Control of Georgia, 1,917 people fell ill over the entire period of pandemic.
In addition, over the past 24 hours, 20 patients were discharged from the clinics, the total number of recovered people is currently 1,354, while the number of deaths is 19.
A sharp increase in the number of cases in Georgia has been recorded since the beginning of September. As early as August 30, 7 infections per day were reported, the next day the indicator jumped to 18 and then until recently did not fall below 20 - while earlier, during the entire pandemic, with the exception of two days, it did not rise above 30.
On September 8, 45 people were infected - the previous record of April 16 was broken (42).
The day before, the authorities reported 57 confirmed cases, but today this figure has increased by 1.5 times.
On the eve, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus, which was expected in the fall. "The most important thing to remember is that there's no reason to panic, because we are in full control of the situation," he stressed.