Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Zurab Azarashvili assessed epidemiological situation today. At the meeting of the Government, he noted that due to holidays, the number of infected increased, and approximately 3000 cases are being registered daily, while around 1000 cases of the new coronavirus variant Omicron have been confirmed in the laboratory.
“The positive development is that Omicron is relatively mild. The number of hospital cases has not significantly increased as a result of the higher number of infections. It is also important to note that the mortality rate has decreased,” he said.
“The healthcare system is fully mobilized and prepared to deal with any challenge. Medicines used to treat Covid-infected people at various stages are available. In addition, we have already ordered and will have in place in several weeks Pfizer and Merck drugs, that appear to be affective.
“From today, mobile groups formed by the Ministry and WHO country office are monitoring hospitals on site, both in terms of infection control and Covid-19 treatment. Our citizens will have the opportunity, as needed, to receive treatment in clinics, in a safe and calm environment.
“We need to actively continue and further intensify the process of vaccination, to observe regulations, keep physical distance and wear face masks. I would like to ask our citizens to avoid large gatherings,” Zurab Azarashvili concluded.