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COVID-19: Georgian Cases Total 23

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On March 10, Georgia confirmed eight new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total to 23 cases. The information became available via the coronavirus alert website, run by the Georgian government.

According to the Director of Tbilisi Infectious Diseases and AIDS Center, Tengiz Tsertsvadze, some of the new patients, who have tested positive on COVID-19, came into contact (direct or indirect) with one of the patients of the larger infected group that had returned after a trip to Italy and so far represents the largest cluster of infected individuals in Georgia.

Currently, all new cases are linked to previously identified infected individuals.

Georgia confirmed its first COVID-19 case on February 26. The same day, Georgian government created ad hoc inter-agency group for tackling the virus led by Prime Minister Gakharia.

On March 6, Georgian government introduced new set of measures aimed at preventing the outbreak of the disease. Flights with Italy, a country where most of the cases were contracted, are now suspended.

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