In light of global practices, the Health Ministry and the Center for Disease Control will discuss shortening the recommended isolation time, with the relevant instruction issued by the Prime Minister of Georgia at today’s videoconference session of the Interagency Coordination Council.
The Council, based on an overview of the country’s epidemiological situation, reported that the Omicron variant, a milder strain for the most part, accounts for 95% of infection cases, and explained the insignificant growth in hospitalization statistics. Most patients are being treated at home, with family physicians monitoring their condition.
The Council’s meeting reiterated the importance of vaccination and booster doses in reducing the severity of the infection and avoiding hospitalization.
The Interagency Coordination Council once again urges citizens to wear facemasks, observe applicable regulations, and avoid crowded gatherings, also to stay at home if symptoms develop.
Since the first coronavirus case identified in Georgia, the country has seen 1,350,454 confirmed cases, with 1,124,442 recoveries and 15,300 deaths.
Presently, 1,897 persons are in clinical hotels, and 6,082 are hospitalized under medical supervision.