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COVID-19 in Georgia Live Blog – July 2020 / Archived

Friday, July 31

22:50 GMT+4 – Bzhania Says Moscow, Sokhumi to Lift Travel Restrictions

Aslan Bzhania, leader of Russian occupied Abkhazia, who is visiting Moscow since yesterday, said the decision was taken to reopen the “Abkhaz-Russian border,” local media reported.

The details and mechanisms on how to implement the decision of the reopening are under discussion, the same report noted.

Earlier today Russian coronavirus task force decided to lift travel restrictions with the occupied region from August 1.

Sokhumi has previously extended travel restrictions with Moscow through August 4.

21:20 GMT+4 – Abkhazia Confirms Three New Cases

Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have confirmed three new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 84. The number of reported active cases in the region, to date, stands at 44.

18:37 GMT+4 – Third COVID-related Death in Abkhazia

A 79-year-old patient with a confirmed coronavirus infection died of respiratory and cardiovascular failure at the Gudauta Hospital, Abkhazia’s major medical facility treating COVID-19 patients.

According to Moscow-backed Abkhaz authorities, the patient was admitted to the Gudauta hospital from the cardiology department of the Sokhumi Hospital on July 26.

18:00 GMT+4 – TBC Bank Report Takes Stock of Recovery 

TBC bank released its weekly “Tracking the Recovery” report, which shows that year-on-year change in mortgages stood at 7% in the week ending on 29th July, adding that with mortgages issued since July 6, 30% are beneficiaries of the state subsidy program.

The report also noted that reservations for July indicate a 4% occupancy in Tbilisi, 15% in Batumi, 37% in Kakheti and 19% in other regions
(including Kutaisi, Borjomi, Stepantsminda/Kazbegi).

It also highlighted that improvement was noticed in non-cash spending in restaurants, with the growth standing at -23% in the fourth week of July.

The inflow of remittances in TBC bank remained on the positive growth territory, standing at +18% year-on-year during 20-26 July, it stressed.

Screengrab from the report about remittance inflows

09:25 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 8 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries

NCDC Georgia has reported 8 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1168. In the meantime, five new patients have recovered, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 940. The number of active cases to date stands at 211.

Thursday, July 30

21:00 GMT+4 – Abkhazia Reports 10 New Cases

Authorities in Russian-occupied Abkhazia have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 81. The number of active cases in the region to date stands at 42.

10:30 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Six More Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported five new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1160. In the meantime, the number of recoveries rose by six to 935. The number of active cases to date stands at 208.

Wednesday, July 29

23:00 GMT+4 – Eight New Cases Reported in Abkhazia

Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have reported eight new cases of COVID-19, bringing region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 71. The number of active cases in the region to date stands at 32.

21:20 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 17th Coronavirus Death

Georgia has reported 17th coronavirus-related death.

12:20 GMT+4 – Abkhaz Deputy Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Abkhaz speaker Valery Kvarchia told Sokhumi-based media that one of the deputies of occupied Abkhazia’s parliament was diagnosed with COVID-19. All of the Abkhaz deputies have already tested for the virus, they are now expecting the results in the nearest future.

The Moscow-backed region has confirmed a total of cases to 63, of which 37 patients have recovered and two died.

10:30 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, Two More Recoveries Recorded

Georgia has reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1155. In the meantime, two more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 929. To date, the number of active cases stands at 210.

Tuesday, July 28

21:26 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Extends Travel Restrictions with Russia through August 4

Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have extended travel restrictions with Russia for one more week through August 4, local media outlet ApsnyPress reported.

19:50 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Reports Six New Cases

Abkhazia has reported six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of region’s total confirmed cases to 63, of which 37 patients have recovered and two died.

14:00 GMT+4 – Tskhinvali to Extend Travel Restrictions with Russia through August 31

Authorities of Russian-occupied Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia will extend travel restrictions with the Russian Federation through August 31, local media outlet RES reported. The current restriction measure expires on July 31.

According to the same source, to date, the region recorded 89 cases of COVID-19, of which 87 patients have already recovered.

13:00 – Tbilisi-Riga Flights to Resume from August 5 

AirBaltic will resume weekly Tbilisi-Riga flights starting from August 5, according to Natia Turnava, the Georgian Economy Minister.

Depending on the epidemiological situation the airline carrier might be allowed to perform flights twice a week starting from August 20, Minister Turnava added.

11:00 GMT+4 – Eight New Cases, Five More Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported eight new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1145. In the meantime, five more patients have recovered, taking the number of total recoveries to 927. The number of active cases to date stands at 202.

Monday, July 27

21:00 GMT+4 – Abkhazia Reports Two New Cases, Total Hits 57

Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have reported two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of region’s total confirmed cases to 57. The number of active cases recorded in the region to date stands at 18.

10:00 GMT+4 – Six New Cases, Two More Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported six new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of total confirmed cases to 1137. In the meantime, two more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 922. The number of active cases to date stands at 199.

Sunday, July 26

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 14 New Cases, 3 More Recoveries

Georgia has reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1131. In the meantime, three more persons have recovered from the disease, taking the number of recoveries to 920. The number of active cases to date stands at 195.

09:00 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Reports Second Coronavirus-related Death

Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have reported the second coronavirus related death in the region. The patient died of a repeated heart attack in Gudauta Hospital, Abkhazia’s main medical facility treating COVID-19 patients. There the patient was transferred a day earlier from Sokhumi hospital, where she/he was treated for chronic cardiac disease, Abkhaz authorities noted.

Saturday, July 25

23:30 GMT+4 – Seven More Cases Recorded in Abkhazia

Authorities of occupied Abkhazia have confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19, bringing region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 55.

12:00 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Confirms Three New Cases

Moscow-backed authorities of Abkhazia have confirmed three new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 48.

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 13 New Cases, Five More Recoveries

Georgia has reported 13 new cases, taking the tally of total confirmed cases to 1117. In the meantime, five more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 917. The number of active cases to date stands at 184.

10:00 GMT+4 – EU, WHO Deliver Critical Supplies for Health Workers in Georgia

The European Union and World Health Organization handed over to the Georgian Health Ministry 1,5 million pieces of personal protective equipment, including 5,000 face shields, 13,200 protective goggles, 30,000 isolation gowns, 1,000,000 medical masks, and 328,000 respirator masks.

The delivery, funded by the EU and procured by WHO, should enable Georgia’s frontline health-care workers to continue responding effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic, noted the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia. 

Friday, July 24

11:30 GMT+4 – Authorities Begin Mass Testing in Lilo Mall 

Georgian health authorities begin mass testing of vendors of Lilo Mall after four employees of one of Tbilisi’s largest bazaars tested positive for COVID-19 on July 23.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalists today that out of 19 new cases reported this morning, 8 are connected to Lilo Mall.

11:10 GMT+4 – Georgia Shuts Down Village Karajalari Near Tbilisi

Georgian authorities announced today about shutting down village Karajalari of southern Gardabani Municipality, adjacent to the capital city of Tbilisi, citing high epidemiological risks.

Police announced that it erected checkpoints at entry/exit points of the village to ensure the enforcement of the imposed quarantine restrictions.

Governor of Kvemo Kartli, Shota Rekhviashvili said the authorities were forced to take measures as they failed to convince locals on the need for COVID-19 testing. “We estimated to carry out 700 tests daily, but we could not even complete 200,” the Governor stated.

According to the Georgian national census of 2014, Karajalari, an ethnic-Azeri majority village, is home to 4,136 inhabitants.

11:05 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Reports Five New Cases

Russian-occupied Abkhazia reported five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases in the region to 45. The five new patients are patients and medical workers of Sokhumi hospital, where they contracted the disease from a patient who tested positive on the virus on July 22.

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Records 19 New Cases, 1 More Recovery

Georgia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases in the country to 1104. In the meantime, one more patient has recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 912. The number of active cases to date stands at 176.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalists today that out of 19 new cases, 8 are connected to Lilo Mall nearby Tbilisi, 5 were recorded in village Gachiani of Gardabani Municipality, two cases were imported (with one of them being a truck driver) and one of them is a medical worker. The health authorities are working to uncover sources for three cases, she added.

Thursday, July 23

12:00 GMT+4 – Study Reveals Public Opinion on the Coronavirus in Georgia

The Caucasus Research Resources Center (CRRC) Georgia released a report today on public opinion in Georgia on the public health crisis. The report covered a wide range of issues from disinformation to support of the Government’s coronavirus policies and food security.

According to CRRC data, the vast majority of Georgians supported the vast majority of the policies which the Government implemented during the crisis.

The public’s assessments of the performance of a wide range of institutions became more positive during the pandemic, with Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia’s approval roughly tripling compared with November/December 2019, CRRC noted.

The study also found that “between a third and a quarter of the population lost a job during the crisis” and median household incomes roughly halved. The majority of households experienced at least some level of food insecurity during the pandemic, CRRC added.

CRRC Georgia also highlighted that the public favored opening up the economy rather than exercising caution. The report also found that few people believe that there will be a second wave of the virus and that there would be less support for the government’s imposed restrictions on different freedoms if a second wave occurred.

The report stressed that misinformation was present but not widespread during the crisis, with 9% of the public believing that 5G infrastructure spreads the coronavirus. There is widespread misinformation around vaccines in Georgia, it added.

Importantly, regarding the Orthodox Church’s Easter Liturgy controversy, the report revealed that only 4% of Georgian Orthodox Christian believers attended Easter Vigil, as opposed to 44% the year before;

In this regard, the report added that Orthodox Georgians also tend to disapprove of the Church’s policy on the shared Communion Spoon.

In particular, 33% of Orthodox Christians approved of the communal spoon policy, 43% disapproved, and 21% were uncertain. Interestingly, older people (55+) are more disapproving of the policy (51%) than younger people (39%), CRRC stated.

The study, funded by the Dutch Embassy, includes six waves of data collection, carried out by CRRC Georgia between late April and early June, with each survey conducted weekly. 6215 respondents were interviewed in total during six waves, with the margin of error per each wave standing at 3.0% or 3.1%. 

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 12 New Cases, Four More Recoveries

Georgia has reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, taking he tally of total confirmed cases to 1089. In the meantime, four more recoveries were recorded, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 911. The number of active cases to date stands at 158.

Wednesday, July 22

22:00 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Reports Two New Cases

Abkhazia has reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 40, according to the health ministry of the occupied region. One of the patients is an Abkhaz citizen who tested positive for COVID while undergoing treatment in Sokhumi hospital, after having returned from Russia’s Krasnodar, where she/he went for healthcare reasons. The second patient is reportedly an Armenian citizen who tested positive in the nearby Russian city of Sochi right after having visited Abkhazia for work purposes.

18:00 – Japan Allocates USD 2.8 Million for Georgia to Purchase High-Technology medical Equipment 

Japan has allocated USD 2.8 million for Georgia to obtain high-technology medical equipment. Georgian Finance Minister Ivane Machavariani and Japanese Ambassador to Georgia Tadaharu Uehara signed the relevant agreement today.

“The medical assistance by the Government of Japan is not temporary aid against COVID 19, but aims to use this unprecedented pandemic crisis in order to contribute to Georgia’s medium and long term socio-economic development, including enhancement of the medical system,” noted the press release by the Japanese Embassy to Georgia.

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 24 New Cases, 3 More Recoveries 

Georgia has reported 24 new cases, taking the tally of total confirmed cases to 1073. In the meantime, four more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 907.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalists today that out of 24 new cases 7 are imported cases (truck drivers), 5 have contracted the virus from other Georgian patients, 10 patients are from Gardabani municipality, Georgia’s new COVID-19 hotspot, while the source of infection for two patients are unknown for the Georgian health authorities so far.

Tuesday, July 21

18:00 GMT+4 – Sokhumi Extends Travel Restrictions with Russia

Occupied Abkhazia extended travel restrictions with Russia until July 28.

14:10 GMT+4  – Gov’t Expands Testing in Southern Gardabani Municipality 

The Government decided to expand coronavirus testing in southern Gardabani municipality, which has recently seen a spike in COVID cases, instead of imposing quarantine measures in the district. NCDC Head Amiran Gamkrelidze said after the coronavirus task force meeting today that 6 groups of medics are already deployed in the municipality for that reason.

The new measures include carrying out thermal screenings at entry/exit points of the town of Gardabani, as well as at those villages that recorded a surge in coronavirus cases.

NCDC Head added that to date Georgia conducted 182, 000 PCR and 116, 000 rapid tests.

14:00 GMT+4 – Paris Flights to Resume from August 

Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava told journalists following the coronavirus task force meeting that Tbilisi-Paris-Tbilisi direct flights will resume starting in August.

Georgian Civic Aviation Agency specified yesterday AirFrance will conduct flights twice a week starting from August 8.

Georgian Economy Minister added that the negotiations are underway with Air Baltic for restarting Riga flights.

Minister Turnava also said that Georgia will maintain a ban on regular flights throughout August, except for the flights connecting the country to five nations – Germany, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia – that Georgia unconditionally opened its borders earlier this month.

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 10 New Cases, Three More Recoveries

Georgia has reported ten new COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1049. In the meantime, three more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 903. The number of active cases to date stands at 130.

Monday, July 20

15:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 16th Coronavirus Death

Georgia has reported 16th coronavirus-related death, state-run website StopCov.ge reported.

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 11 New Cases, One More Recovery

Georgia has reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1039. In the meantime, one more patient has recovered that brings the number of recoveries to 900. The number of active cases to date stands at 124.

Sunday, July 19

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 10 New Cases, 4 More Recoveries

Georgia has reported ten new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 1028. In the meantime, four more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 899. The number of active cases to date stands at 114.

Saturday, July 18

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 8 New Cases, 10 More Recoveries

Georgia has reported eight new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 1018. In the meantime, 10 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 895. The number of active cases to date stands at 108.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalists today that out of the eight new cases, three are imported cases (with one of them being a truck driver) and three have contracted the disease from the patients who have tested for COVID-19 earlier. The health authorities are still tracing the source of infection for the two other new cases, she added.

Friday, July 17

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Repatriates 10 More COVID-positive Servicemen from Afghanistan

The Georgian Defense Ministry reported that 10 more Georgian servicemen on rotation in the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The servicemen were repatriated to Georgia by the German Air Force this morning, the Ministry noted.

They have tested positive for the disease together with the 28 servicemen that were repatriated to Georgia on July 10, said the Ministry. 38 Georgian servicemen belong to the same cluster of patients, with local Afghan personnel as the source of their infection, it added.

The Ministry also noted that 8 patients from the 28 servicemen repatriated have already recovered. The servicemen are undergoing COVID-19 treatment in Gori Military Hospital.

10:30 GMT+4 – Tskhinvali Report Two New Cases

Russian-occupied Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia authorities have reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the region’s tally of total confirmed cases to 89, according to RES news agency. The number of active cases in the occupied region to date stands at four.

10:10 GMT+4 – Four New Cases, Two More Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported four new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1010. In the meantime, two more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 885. To date, the number of active cases stands at 110.

Thursday, July 16

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Confirms 3 New Cases, 10 More Recoveries

Georgia reports three new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1006. In the meantime, 10 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 883. The number of active cases to date stands at 108.

Wednesday, July 15

15:00 GMT+4 – Abkhazia Extends Travel Restrictions with Russia through July 21

Moscow-backed leader of Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhania signed amendments to order of June 30, extending travel restrictions with Russia until July 21.

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports Four New Cases, Three More Recoveries

Georgia reports four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 1003. In the meantime, three new recoveries were recorded, taking the number of overall recoveries 873. The number of active cases to date stands at 115.

Tuesday, July 14

20:00 GMT+4 – Abkhazia Says No Active Cases Left

Moscow-backed Abkhaz authorities have reported that the last remaining two COVID-19 patients have recovered from the virus. The two patients – returning Abkhaz cadets of Russian military higher educations – have been discharged from Gudauta Hospital, Abkhazia’s main medical facility to treat COVID-19 patients.

Russian-occupied Abkhazia reported the first coronavirus case on April 7. According to Abkhaz reports, the region has confirmed a total of 38 COVID-19 cases, of which 37 have recovered and one died.

11:00 GMT+4 – Four New Cases, 13 More Recoveries

Georgia reports four new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 999. In the meantime, 13 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 870. The number of active cases to date stands at 114.

Monday, July 13

10:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 9 New Cases; Active Cases Rise to 123

Georgia reports nine new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of total confirmed cases in the country to 995. The number of active cases to date stands at 123.

Sunday, July 12

10:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports 5 New Cases, 6 Recoveries

Georgia reports five new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 986. In the meantime, six more patients have recovered, taking the tally of recoveries to 857. The number of active cases to date stands at 114.

Saturday, July 11

11:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Records 8 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries

Georgia confirms eight new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 981. In the meantime, five more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 851. The number of active cases to date stands at 115.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalist today that out of the eight new COVID-19 patients, 3 have tested positive while undergoing a mandatory quarantine, while the five other people have contracted the disease from the other Georgian patients.

Friday, July 10

16:45 GMT+4 – Abkhaz to Open ‘Humanitarian Corridor’ for Returning Residents

The Moscow-backed Abkhaz authorities will open a humanitarian corridor for its ”citizens” returning to the region from Georgia proper, Abkhaz media reported. The Abkhaz authorities will open the Enguri crossing point from July 13 through July 17, during 10:00 – 20:00 (Tbilisi time).

16:30 GMT+4 – Ombudsman’s Office Releases Monitoring Report of Quarantine Spaces During Pandemic

The Public Defender’s Office released a monitoring report of quarantine spaces carried out by its Special Preventive Group in March-May 2020, based on detailed interviews with 112 respondents at 41 hotels.

According to the Office, most of the respondents said that the law enforcement officers, medical and hotel staff treated them “ethically.” However, shortcomings in food and water supply during long transportation and airport delays were also mentioned.

The monitoring showed that most of the respondents were placed alone, were not offered any activities during the day, were not allowed to leave the room, and about half of them did not have a balcony.

“The monitoring made it clear that persons in the quarantine space were rarely provided with written or oral information on the reason for their transfer to the quarantine space, their rights, duties or complaints mechanisms,” the Office said.

It also added that “since no expedited procedure for reviewing a case has been established, the use of a complaints mechanism may be meaningless as the decision may be made after the quarantine period expires.”

16:00 GMT+4 – University Entrant Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Unified National Exams

A university entrant, who passed the Unified National Exams on July 7, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Head of the National Disease Control Center (NCDC), Amiran Gamkrelidze reported earlier today.

Gamkrelidze added that late yesterday he had communication with the Education Ministry and the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) to prevent further spread of the infection by isolating those entrants who passed exams with the infected individual.

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports Five New Cases, Two More Recoveries

Georgia reports five new cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing the total confirmed cases to 973. In the meantime, five more recoveries were reported, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 846. The number of active cases stands at 112.

10:23 GMT+4 – Tskhinvali Confirms Two New Cases

Moscow-backed authorities in Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia have confirmed two new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the region’s total confirmed cases to 87, according to RES news agency. The two new patients have returned to Tskhinvali region from North Ossetia, the Russian Federation. The two patients have been undergoing mandatory quarantine as they tested positive for the virus.

With 85 patients having recovered, the occupied region’s number of active cases now stands at 2.

Thursday, July 9

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Reports Five New Cases, Three More Recoveries

Georgia reports five new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total confirmed cases to 968. In the meantime, three more recoveries were recorded, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 844. The number of active cases stands at 109.

Wednesday, July 8

11:05 GMT+4 – Georgia to Reopen ‘Unconditionally’ for Germany, France, Baltic States

Georgia will unconditionally reopen its borders to the citizens of five EU countries – Germany, France, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – arriving via direct flights, Prime Minister’s spokesperson, Irakli Chikovani announced after the meeting of the coronavirus task force.

11:00 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Three More Recoveries Reported

Georgia reports five new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 963. In the meantime, three more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 841.

Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia, told journalist today that four out of the five new cases are imported cases – with three being the truck drivers and one patient having tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing mandatory quarantine. The fifth case represents a community transmission, she added.

Tuesday, July 7

10:00 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Eight More Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported five new cases of COVID-19, increasing the number of total confirmed cases in the country to 958. Medical Director of Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Marina Ezugbaia told journalists today that out of the five new patients three are the truck drivers, while the two others are Georgian citizens that have confirmed positive for COVID-19 during two weeks long mandatory quarantine, as they have recently returned to the country from neighboring Armenia.

In the meantime, eight more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 838. The number of active cases stands at 105.

Monday, July 6 

14:01 GMT+4 – Conferences, Training in Indoors Allowed

The coronavirus task force announces that holding conferences and training activities taking place indoors are allowed effective from today.

14:00 GMT+4 – Gyms, Swimming Pools to Reopen

Gyms and swimming pools that will meet the special regulations will be allowed to reopen, the coronavirus task force led by Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced today. With no universal timetable of reopening revealed, the facilities will open after the examination carried out by the Labor Inspection Service.

11:00 GMT+4 – All Patients Recovered, Tskhinvali Says

Moscow-backed authorities in Georgia’s Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia have reported that all 85 COVID-19 patients have now recovered, according to RES news agency. No COVID-related deaths were reported in the region.

Tskhinvali confirmed the first three cases of the novel coronavirus on May 5.

10:00 GMT+4 – Two New Cases, Two More Recoveries

Georgia has reported two new cases of COVID-19, increasing the number of total confirmed cases in the country to 953. Two more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 830. The number of active cases stands at 108.

Sunday, July 5

10:00 GMT+4 – Five New Cases, Three More Recoveries 

Georgia has reported five new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country, increasing the tally of total confirmed cases to 951. In the meantime, the number of recoveries rose by three to 828.

Saturday, July 4

10:30 GMT+4 – Three New Cases, Four Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus, increasing the number of total confirmed cases to 946. In the meantime, four more patients have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the number of overall recoveries to 825. To date, the number of active cases stand at 106.

Friday, July 3

11:00 GMT+4 – Four New Cases, Four Recoveries Reported

Georgia reports four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 943. In the meantime, four more patients have recovered, taking the overall number of recoveries to 821. The number of active cases stand at 107.

Thursday, July 2

11:00 GMT+4 – 8 More Cases, 23 Recoveries Reported

Georgia has reported 8 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 939, according to StopCov.ge. In the meantime, 23 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 817.

Wednesday, July 1

10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Registers 3 New Cases

Three more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in Georgia, taking the total to 931, according to stopcov.ge, a government-run website. Total recoveries stand at 794.

To date, there are 122 active cases of coronavirus infection.

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