“I’m sure we will have an increase in cases over the next 2-3 weeks, but if we look at different countries, especially the countries where Omicron started, so far, it is not characterized by a severe clinical course. But, we confirm that we will have an increase,” said Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control.
51 cases of Omicron have been laboratory confirmed in Georgia so far.
Gamkrelidze noted that of this number, there are five children under the age of 18, one of whom is in hospital due to another serious illness, not due to Omicron itself. He added that the dangers posed by the spread of Omicron are real. The NCDC will publish a weekly report from Monday on the role of Omicron in the circulation of various strains in the country.