Number of COVID-19 cases in Georgia increases

Georgia Materials 18 March 2020 11:22 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 18

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

Georgian has confirmed four new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of infected in the country to 38 persons, Trend reported citing Georgian media.

The updated data is available at the new website stopcov.ge/en, launched by the Government of Georgia, which aims to inform the population of the overall epidemiological situation in the country amid the new coronavirus outbreak in the world.

According to the website, 1,130 people are quarantined, while 81 are under hospital observation.

The first case of novel coronavirus was confirmed in Georgia on February 26.

Amid the new coronavirus outbreak, Georgia has suspended direct flights with China, Iran and Italy, which remain the largest centers of the outbreak.

The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019. The symptoms include cough, headache, fatigue, fever, aching and difficulty breathing. It is primarily spread through airborne contact or contact with contaminated objects.


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