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.
Georgia has reported 5,739 new cases of coronavirus, 2,082 recoveries and 36 deaths in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate has gone up to 10.15% of tested individuals for Covid-19 as of October 18 in comparison to 8.64% of the last two weeks.
In addition, 1,257 patients are in critical condition of which 270 are on artificial ventilation.
As of today, 29,935 individuals are in self-isolation and 61 individuals are under quarantine.
Since February 26, 2020 Georgia has had 670,552 cases of coronavirus, 616,937 recoveries and 9,546 deaths.
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.