“Although Omicron has been detected [in Georgia], I do not expect a rapid deterioration of the epidemic situation. At least until the New Year. Then, if it spreads slowly, at the speed it is characterized by, of course, it will be a burden on the healthcare system, but we hope that the majority of cases will be outpatient,” said Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control.
Today, on December 20, two cases of the Omicron strain of Coronavirus were confirmed in Georgia.
Gamkrelidze noted that this strain spreads rapidly, about 3-4 times faster.
“It harms under 40s easily, children too. What cases of Omicron have been reported so far in more than 90 countries today is a relatively mild current, but how it will develop in the future is still difficult to predict. With us in general, the epidemic situation has been slowly improving over the last three weeks. That is, all indicators characteristic of the epidemiological situation are improving, including the mortality rate. The dynamics of moving towards stabilization continue,” Gamkrelidze said.
He added that every person who is vaccinated twice should get a third vaccine – a booster.