Head of Georgia's National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze has stated that a fifth wave of Covid-19 has already started in the country, noting that ‘vaccination is the solution.
Overall, 907,106 people are fully vaccinated in Georgia as of today and 1,013,507 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
However, the daily rate of vaccination has reached the lowest level in the country yesterday with only 2,260 individuals getting the jab.
The Georgian government aims to vaccinate 30,000 people daily in order to reach its vaccination goal of 60% of the country’s population by the end of this year.
Therefore, the vaccination marathon was launched yesterday involving about 50 villages in various regions of Georgia and aiming to raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination.
The government of Latvia has donated a total of 83,070 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Georgia.
As of now, 322,903 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available in Georgia.
However, Pfizer is the only vaccine which is available for individuals starting 16 years of age and older. Meanwhile, Georgian citizens over the age of 50, individuals with chronic diseases and high-risk groups will be given a third dose (booster shot) of the Covid-19 vaccine as well.
State and health officials keep on calling the citizens to wear face masks, maintain social distance, wash hands and get vaccinated amid the increasing number of the new cases of Covid-19, which has reached 5,076 over the last 24 hours in Georgia.
As of today Georgia (excluding occupied regions) has confirmed 635,583 cases of the novel coronavirus. In addition, 41 infected Georgian citizens have been repatriated to Georgia for treatment. 602,372 patients recovered and 9,269 died. The number of active cases stands at 23,916. Currently, 68 people are kept in an 8-day mandatory quarantine, while 4,514 patients remain under observation in hospitals.
According to NCDC Georgia, 1,000,785 people have received at least one jab of COVID vaccine, among them 874,060 are fully vaccinated with two doses.