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.
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.
Follow the coronavirus spread timeline in Georgia:
- February 26: Georgia Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
- February 28: Georgia Confirms Second Coronavirus Case
- February 29: Georgia Confirms Third Case of Coronavirus
- March 5: Georgia Confirms Fourth Case of Coronavirus
- March 5: Coronavirus Cases in Georgia Total Nine
- March 7: Coronavirus: Georgian Cases Total Twelve (one more case was confirmed later that day increasing the number to thirteen)
- March 9: COVID-19: 2 New Cases Bring Georgia Confirmed Total to 15