COVID Georgia Live Blog: 705 New Cases, 1,128 Recoveries, 14 More Fatalities

As of June 10, 11:00 Tbilisi time, Georgia (excluding occupied regions) has confirmed 351,954 cases of the novel coronavirus. In addition, 41 infected Georgian citizens have been repatriated to Georgia for treatment. 337,023 patients recovered and 4,996 died. The number of active cases stands at 9,909. Currently, 38 people are kept in an 8-day mandatory quarantine, while 3,230 patients remain under observation in hospitals.(Data will be updated according to the gov’t-run website stopcov.ge – Civil.ge’s note)Thursday, June 1012:00 GMT+4 – 4 New Cases, 1 More Recovery Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,452. 1 more patient has recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,426.11:20 GMT+4 – 191,001 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 191,001 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 58,267 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 705 new cases of the virus, 380 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 39 in Adjara, 59 – Imereti, 55 – Kvemo Kartli, 16 – Shida Kartli, 18 – Guria, 78 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 41 – Kakheti, 11 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.     11:00 GMT+4 – 705 New Cases, 1,128 Recoveries, 14 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 705 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 351,954. In the meantime, 1,128 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 337,023. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 14 to 4,996. The number of active cases stands at 9,909. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.12%, the 14-day rate is at 2.75%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.59%.Wednesday, June 922:00 GMT+4 – 46 New Cases, 36 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 46 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,595. 36 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,983. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 238. The number of active cases to date stands at 374.13:00 GMT+4 – 1 New Case, 2 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 1 new case of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,448. 2 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,425.11:20 GMT+4 – 184,718 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 184,718 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 54,474 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 821 new cases of the virus, 439 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 86 in Imereti, 71 – Adjara, 66 – Kvemo Kartli, 60 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 31 – Kakheti, 22 – Shida Kartli, 16 – Guria, 15 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.        11:00 GMT+4 – 821 New Cases, 866 Recoveries, 31 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 821 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 351,249. In the meantime, 866 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 335,895. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 31 to 4,982. The number of active cases stands at 10,346. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.13%, the 14-day rate is at 2.77%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.73%.Tuesday, June 822:00 GMT+4 – 44 New Cases, 46 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 44 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,549. 46 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,947. With 236 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 366. 12:05 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases, 1 More Recovery Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,447. 1 more patient has recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,423.11:30 GMT+4 – 178,738 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 178,738 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 51,248 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,023 new cases of the virus, 546 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 108 in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 90 – Imereti, 78 – Adjara, 54 – Kakheti, 46 – Kvemo Kartli, 34 – Guria, 30 – Shida Kartli, 18 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 10 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 1,023 New Cases, 510 Recoveries, 17 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,023 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 350,428. In the meantime, 510 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 335,029. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 17 to 4,951. The number of active cases stands at 10,422. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.47%, the 14-day rate is at 2.81%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.92%.Monday, June 722:00 GMT+4 – 42 New Cases, 25 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 42 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,505. 25 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,901. With 236 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 368. 11:40 GMT+4 – 9 New Cases Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 9 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,445. The number of recoveries to date stands at 3,422.11:30 GMT+4 – 173,345 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 173,345 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 47,749 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 307 new cases of the virus, 174 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 31 in Adjara, 21 – Imereti, 20 – Kvemo Kartli, 3 – Shida Kartli, 3 – Guria, 28 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 14 – Kakheti, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 307 New Cases, 1,014 Recoveries, 24 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 307 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 349,405. In the meantime, 1,014 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 334,519. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 24 to 4,934. The number of active cases stands at 9,926. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.76%, the 14-day rate is at 2.88%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.98%.Sunday, June 611:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 504 new cases of the virus, 258 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 50 in Adjara, 50 – Imereti, 36 – Kvemo Kartli, 15 – Shida Kartli, 7 – Guria, 48 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 24 – Kakheti, 8 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 504 More Cases, 1,201 New Recoveries, 17 More Fatalities Georgia has reported 504 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of total confirmed cases to 349,098. In the meantime, 1,201 patients have recovered, taking the overall number of recoveries to 333,505. The number of fatalities rose by 17 to 4,910. To date, the number of active cases stands at 10,657.Saturday, June 522:00 GMT+4 – 18 New Cases, 22 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 18 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,463. 22 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,876. With 236 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 351. 11:30 GMT+4 – 167,332 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 167,332 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 44,396 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesOut of 832 new cases 457 were reported in Tbilisi, 70 in western Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti region, 67 in western Imereti region, 66 in southwestern Adjara region, 65 in southeastern Kvemo Kartli, 35 in easternmost Kakheti province. 28 cases were reported in east-central Shida Kartli, 14 in the southern Samtskhe-Javakheti region, 13 cases were recorded in the western Guria region and eastern Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, each. Four cases were reported in the mountainous Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti region, in the west. 11:00 GMT+4 – 832 New Cases, 624 Recoveries, 17 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 832 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 348,594. In the meantime, 624 more patients have recovered, which took the number of recoveries to 332 304. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 17 to 4,893.Friday, June 422:00 GMT+4 – 37 New Cases, 65 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 37 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,445. 65 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,854. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 236. The number of active cases to date stands at 355.13:05 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 3 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,436. 3 more patient has recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,422.11:30 GMT+4 – 161,947 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 161,947 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 40,811 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 779 new cases of the virus, 401 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 69 in Adjara, 66 – Imereti, 46 – Kvemo Kartli, 24 – Shida Kartli, 15 – Guria, 69 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 37 – Kakheti, 20 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 24 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 779 New Cases, 959 Recoveries, 23 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 779 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 347,762. In the meantime, 959 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 331,680. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 23 to 4,876. The number of active cases stands at 11,180. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.59%, the 14-day rate is at 3.06%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.9%.Thursday, June 322:00 GMT+4 – 23 New Cases, 17 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,408. 17 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,789. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 235. The number of active cases to date stands at 384.11:30 GMT+4 – 155,538 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 155,538 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 37,780 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 833 new cases of the virus, 431 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 63 in Adjara, 78 – Imereti, 46 – Kvemo Kartli, 32 – Shida Kartli, 15 – Guria, 76 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 53 – Kakheti, 13 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 15 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 11 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 833 New Cases, 1,205 Recoveries, 19 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 833 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 346,983. In the meantime, 1,205 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 330,721. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 19 to 4,853. The number of active cases stands at 11,383. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.95%, the 14-day rate is at 3.16%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.91%.Wednesday, June 222:00 GMT+4 – 25 New Cases, 35 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 25 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,385. 35 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,772. With 234 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 379. 13:20 GMT+4 – 1 More Recovery Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 1 more patient who has recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,420. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,433.11:30 GMT+4 – 149,191 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 149,191 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 33,718 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 954 new cases of the virus, 509 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 82 in Adjara, 99 – Imereti, 67 – Kvemo Kartli, 33 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Guria, 88 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 30 – Kakheti, 24 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 11 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 954 New Cases, 896 Recoveries, 30 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 954 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 346,150. In the meantime, 896 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 329,516. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 30 to 4,834. The number of active cases stands at 11,774. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.12%, the 14-day rate is at 3.23%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.8%.Tuesday, June 122:00 GMT+4 – 29 New Cases, 44 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 29 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,360. 44 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,737. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 234. The number of active cases to date stands at 389.14:05 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,433. The number of recoveries stands at 3,419.13:00 GMT+4 – 143,970 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 143,970 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 30,722 persons have been fully vaccinated.12:10 GMT+4 – Health Minister Tests Positive Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze has tested positive for the coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Health, she is feeling well and self-isolating, while continuing to work remotely. 11:40 GMT+4 – Georgia Confirms South African COVID VariantNCDC Head Amiran Gamkrelidze announced today that Georgia has confirmed one case of the South African coronavirus variant (Lineage B.1.351). The case was confirmed in a Georgian citizen who had traveled to Dubai. According to Gamkrelidze, the patient was isolated in a timely manner and has fully recovered. 11:20 GMT+4 – Gov’t Slightly Shortens Nationwide CurfewThe nationwide night-time coronavirus curfew, previously enforced from 23:00 to 05:00, will now instead conclude at 04:00, as per the decision of the Government’s Inter-Agency Council. The authorities cited aiding farmers in upping product sales as the reason behind the decision. The curfew has been in effect since November 28. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,233 new cases of the virus, 676 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 102 in Adjara, 126 – Imereti, 66 – Kvemo Kartli, 65 – Shida Kartli, 28 – Guria, 89 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 43 – Kakheti, 21 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 11 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 1,233 New Cases, 1,002 Recoveries, 31 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,233 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 345,196. In the meantime, 1,002 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 328,620. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 31 to 4,804. The number of active cases stands at 11,746. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.74%, the 14-day rate is at 3.3%, while the rate for the past week stands at 2.71%.Monday, May 3122:00 GMT+4 – 17 New Cases, 50 More Recoveries, 3 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,331. 50 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,693. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 3 to 233. The number of active cases to date stands at 408.11:30 GMT+4 – 138,914 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 138,914 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 26,101 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 360 new cases of the virus, 200 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 43 in Adjara, 27 – Imereti, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 6 – Shida Kartli, 6 – Guria, 24 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 13 – Kakheti, 8 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 360 New Cases, 1,195 Recoveries, 16 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 360 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 343,963. In the meantime, 1,195 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 327,618. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 16 to 4,773. The number of active cases stands at 11,546. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.95%, the 14-day rate is at 3.41% while the rate for the past week stands at 2.8%.Sunday, May 30 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 723 new cases of the virus, 403 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 51 in Adjara, 55 – Imereti, 52 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Shida Kartli, 19 – Guria, 77 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 36 – Kakheti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 723 New Cases, 1,407 Recoveries, 18 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 723 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 343,603. In the meantime, 1,407 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 326,423. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 18 to 4,757. The number of active cases stands at 12,397. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.86%, the 14-day rate is at 3.46% while the rate for the past week stands at 2.85%.Saturday, May 29 22:00 GMT+4 – 22 New Cases, 54 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,314. 54 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,643. With 230 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 441. 11:30 GMT+4 – 134,602 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 134,602 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 24,607 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 986 new cases of the virus, 535 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 82 in Adjara, 76 – Imereti, 46 – Kvemo Kartli, 26 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Guria, 100 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 51 – Kakheti, 38 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 12 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 986 New Cases, 590 Recoveries, 12 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 986 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 342,880. In the meantime, 590 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 325,016. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 4,739. The number of active cases stands at 13,099. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.28%, the 14-day rate is at 3.53% while the rate for the past week stands at 2.97%.Friday, May 2822:00 GMT+4 – 18 New Cases, 61 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 18 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,292. 61 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,589. With 230 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 473. 14:05 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases, 1 More Recovery Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,431. 1 more patient has recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,419.11:30 GMT+4 – 130,037 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 130,037 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 21,058 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,056 new cases of the virus, 569 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 102 in Adjara, 103 – Imereti, 58 – Kvemo Kartli, 40 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Guria, 84 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 39 – Kakheti, 24 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 16 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 1,056 New Cases, 1,071 Recoveries, 28 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,056 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 341,894. In the meantime, 1,071 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 324,426. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 28 to 4,727. The number of active cases stands at 12,715. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.71%, the 14-day rate is at 3.68% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.22%.Thursday, May 27 22:00 GMT+4 – 26 New Cases, 48 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 26 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,274. 48 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,528. With 230 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 516. 19:40 GMT+4 – Georgia Confirms Indian COVID Variant Georgian health authorities said they have confirmed for the first time the Indian coronavirus variant in five foreign citizens traveling to Georgia. According to the report, all five of the foreign visitors have been identified and isolated. 18:45 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,429. A total of 3,418 patients have recovered in the meantime. 11:30 GMT+4 – 125,601 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 125,601 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 19,392 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 508 new cases of the virus, 252 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 61 in Adjara, 35 – Imereti, 42 – Kvemo Kartli, 20 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Guria, 48 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 22 – Kakheti, 14 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 508 New Cases, 1,481 Recoveries, 17 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 508 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 340,838. In the meantime, 1,481 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 323,409. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 17 to 4,699. The number of active cases stands at 12,704. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.09%, the 14-day rate is at 3.77% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.47%.Wednesday, May 26 22:00 GMT+4 – 30 New Cases, 50 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,248. 50 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,480. With 230 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 538. 11:35 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases, 2 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,427. 2 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,418.11:30 GMT+4 – 121,263 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 121,263 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 17,518 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,015 new cases of the virus, 550 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 71 in Adjara, 84 – Imereti, 65 – Kvemo Kartli, 35 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Guria, 102 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 46 – Kakheti, 28 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 12 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 1,015 New Cases, 1,151 Recoveries, 28 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,015 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 340,330. In the meantime, 1,151 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 321,928. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 28 to 4,682. The number of active cases stands at 13,694. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.56%, the 14-day rate is at 3.77% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.71%.Tuesday, May 2522:00 GMT+4 – 53 New Cases, 70 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 53 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,218. 70 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,430. With 230 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 558. 14:20 GMT+4 – 3 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 3 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,416. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,425.12:30 GMT+4 – Land Borders Open, Indoor Food Facilities Allowed on Weekends Starting June 1Georgia opens its land borders starting June 1. Visitors will have to present either proof of full vaccination and a negative PCR test result conducted in the last 72 hours, or two negative PCR test results, conducted 72 hours before and after entering. Food facilities will be allowed to serve customers indoors on weekends starting June 1 as well, as per the Inter-Agency Council’s decision.Citizens and residents of Canada, Japan, Kuwait, China, South Korea, Moldova, and Oman are now allowed to enter Georgia.Citizens and residents of EU states, the U.S., Israel, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan were already allowed to enter.11:30 GMT+4 – 117,354 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 117,354 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 16,864 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,354 new cases of the virus, 669 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 114 in Adjara, 184 – Imereti, 78 – Kvemo Kartli, 43 – Shida Kartli, 15 – Guria, 129 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 56 – Kakheti, 50 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 11 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 1,354 New Cases, 821 Recoveries, 15 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,354 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 339,315. In the meantime, 821 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 320,777. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 15 to 4,654. The number of active cases stands at 13,858. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.45%, the 14-day rate is at 3.86% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.05%.Monday, May 2411:35 GMT+4 – 1 New Case, 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 1 new case of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,425. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,413.11:30 GMT+4 – 113,000 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 113,000 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 16,555 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 388 new cases of the virus, 208 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 50 in Adjara, 24 – Imereti, 19 – Kvemo Kartli, 12 – Shida Kartli, 4 – Guria, 33 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 25 – Kakheti, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 388 New Cases, 1,357 Recoveries, 17 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 388 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 337,961. In the meantime, 1,357 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 319,956. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 17 to 4,639. The number of active cases stands at 13,340. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.04%, the 14-day rate is at 3.99% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.19%.Sunday, May 2311:30 GMT+4 – 112,192 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 112,192 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 16,536 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 733 new cases of the virus, 425 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 62 in Adjara, 54 – Imereti, 35 – Kvemo Kartli, 18 – Shida Kartli, 8 – Guria, 70 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 27 – Kakheti, 17 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 13 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 733 New Cases, 1,530 Recoveries, 20 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 733 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 337,573. In the meantime, 1,530 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 318,599. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 20 to 4,622. The number of active cases stands at 14,326. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.32%, the 14-day rate is at 4.04% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.21%.Saturday, May 2222:00 GMT+4 – 20 New Cases, 48 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 20 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,165. 48 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,360. With 230 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 575. 11:30 GMT+4 – 109,395 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 109,395 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 16,323 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,071 new cases of the virus, 581 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 96 in Adjara, 84 – Imereti, 62 – Kvemo Kartli, 42 – Shida Kartli, 16 – Guria, 100 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 55 – Kakheti, 23 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 14 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,071 New Cases, 680 Recoveries, 33 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,071 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 336,840. In the meantime, 680 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 317,069. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 33 to 4,602. The number of active cases stands at 15,143. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.57%, the 14-day rate is at 4.11% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.18%.Friday, May 2122:00 GMT+4 – 19 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,144. The number of recoveries stands at 14,312. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 230. The number of active cases to date stands at 602.13:10 GMT+4 – 56 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 56 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,409. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,424.12:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Opens Registration for Sinovac VaccineThe Georgian health authorities today opened registration for the Chinese-developed Sinovac vaccine for all age groups over 18. Vaccination with Sinovac is set to start on May 24. Georgia received a batch of 100,000 Sinovac (CoronaVac) COVID-19 vaccines from China as humanitarian aid on April 30.11:30 GMT+4 – 105,500 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 105,500 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 16,147 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,064 new cases of the virus, 543 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 125 in Adjara, 99 – Imereti, 62 – Kvemo Kartli, 25 – Shida Kartli, 7 – Guria, 104 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 47 – Kakheti, 17 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 18 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 17 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,064 New Cases, 1,135 Recoveries, 29 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,064 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 335,769. In the meantime, 1,135 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 316,389. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 29 to 4,569. The number of active cases stands at 14,785. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.16%, the 14-day rate is at 4.26% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.13%.Thursday, May 20 22:00 GMT+4 – 24 New Cases, 62 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,126. 62 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,270. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 229. The number of active cases to date stands at 627.12:15 GMT+4 – 1 New Case, 65 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 1 new case of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,424. 65 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,353.11:30 GMT+4 – 101,415 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 101,415 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 15,874 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,104 new cases of the virus, 607 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 83 in Adjara, 103 – Imereti, 57 – Kvemo Kartli, 40 – Shida Kartli, 12 – Guria, 109 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 46 – Kakheti, 15 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 24 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,104 New Cases, 1,603 Recoveries, 21 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,104 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 334,705. In the meantime, 1,603 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 315,254. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 21 to 4,540. The number of active cases stands at 14,885. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.8%, the 14-day rate is at 4.39% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.03%.Wednesday, May 1922:00 GMT+4 – 27 New Cases, 109 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,102. 109 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,208. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 227. The number of active cases to date stands at 667.12:20 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases, 85 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,423. 85 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,288.11:30 GMT+4 – 97,153 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 97,153 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 15,513 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,160 new cases of the virus, 588 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 86 in Adjara, 113 – Imereti, 80 – Kvemo Kartli, 53 – Shida Kartli, 31 – Guria, 110 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 51 – Kakheti, 21 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 22 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,160 New Cases, 1,302 Recoveries, 20 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,160 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 333,601. In the meantime, 1,302 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 313,651. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 20 to 4,519. The number of active cases stands at 15,405. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.11%, the 14-day rate is at 4.58% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.81%.Tuesday, May 1822:00 GMT+4 – 24 New Cases, 68 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,075. 68 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,099. With 226 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 750. 16:00 GMT+4 – German Embassy Grants Medical Equipment to Hospitals in AbkhaziaThe German Embassy in Tbilisi stated today about granting the medical facilities in Sokhumi and Gudauta, located in occupied Abkhazia, EUR 46,000-worth equipment to help fight against the COVID-19 virus. The equipment includes a generator, oxygen concentrators, UV lamps, pulse oximeters, rapid tests, protective masks, and disinfectants. “The virus is spreading across the world regardless of borders. The population in Abkhazia is also very much affected by the pandemic,” the Embassy said, adding that the goal was to improve the possibilities for diagnosis, treatment, and protection of the medical staff there.13:00 GMT+4 – 101 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 101 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,203. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,421.11:30 GMT+4 – 93,305 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 93,305 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 15,077 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,562 new cases of the virus, 893 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 102 in Adjara, 136 – Imereti, 98 – Kvemo Kartli, 52 – Shida Kartli, 31 – Guria, 123 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 75 – Kakheti, 35 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 10 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,562 New Cases, 1,490 Recoveries, 30 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,562 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 332,441. In the meantime, 1,490 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 312,349. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 30 to 4,499. The number of active cases stands at 15,567. The test positivity rate for today stands at 5.26%, the 14-day rate is at 4.85% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.72%.Monday, May 1722:00 GMT+4 – 45 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,051. 6 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,031. With 226 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 800. 13:00 GMT+4 – Food Facilities to Serve Customers Outdoors on Weekends The Government’s Inter-Agency Council announced that restaurants and other food catering facilities will be permitted to serve customers outdoors during the weekends.Currently, restaurants are allowed to serve on the spot, both indoors and outdoors, exclusively on workdays. 13:00 GMT+4 – Gov’t Shortens Nationwide CurfewThe nationwide night-time coronavirus curfew, previously enforced from 21:00 to 05:00, will now instead commence at 23:00, as per the decision of the Government’s Inter-Agency Council. The curfew has been in effect since November 28. 12:10 GMT+4 – 1 New Case, 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Over the last week, Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 1 new case of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,421. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,102.11:30 GMT+4 – 89,260 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 89,260 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 14,643 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 504 new cases of the virus, 263 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 53 in Adjara, 50 – Imereti, 20 – Kvemo Kartli, 13 – Shida Kartli, 4 – Guria, 44 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 33 – Kakheti, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 11- Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 504 New Cases, 2,038 Recoveries, 27 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 504 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 330,879. In the meantime, 2,038 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 310,859. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 27 to 4,469. The number of active cases stands at 15,525. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.32%, the 14-day rate is at 4.9% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.84%.Sunday, May 1611:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 968 new cases of the virus, 527 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 71 in Adjara, 95 – Imereti, 58 – Kvemo Kartli, 28 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Guria, 75 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 49 – Kakheti, 21 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 11- Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 968 New Cases, 903 Recoveries, 16 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 968 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 330,375. In the meantime, 903 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 308,821. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 16 to 4,442. The number of active cases stands at 17,086. The test positivity rate for today stands at 4.08%, the 14-day rate is at 4.96% while the rate for the past week stands at 3.9%.Saturday, May 1522:00 GMT+4 – 22 New Cases, 118 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 15,006. 118 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 14,025. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 226. The number of active cases to date stands at 755.11:30 GMT+4 – 85,286 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 85,286 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 13,948 persons have been fully vaccinated.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,576 new cases of the virus, 868 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 92 in Adjara, 162 – Imereti, 71 – Kvemo Kartli, 51 – Shida Kartli, 35 – Guria, 130 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 77 – Kakheti, 54 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 15- Samtskhe-Javakheti, 21 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,576 New Cases, 584 Recoveries, 29 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,576 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 329,407. In the meantime, 584 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 307,918. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 29 to 4,426. The number of active cases stands at 17,037. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.56%, the 14-day rate is at 5.11% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.05%.Friday, May 1422:00 GMT+4 – 38 New Cases, 28 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 38 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,984. 28 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,907. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 225. The number of active cases to date stands at 852.12:00 GMT+4 – 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 4 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,098. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,420.11:30 GMT+4 – 81,076 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 81,076 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 13,507 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,390 new cases of the virus, 790 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 117 in Adjara, 168 – Imereti, 54 – Kvemo Kartli, 41 – Shida Kartli, 39 – Guria, 73 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 42 – Kakheti, 19 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 16 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 31 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,390 New Cases, 1,070 Recoveries, 18 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,390 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 327,831. In the meantime, 1,070 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 307,334. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 18 to 4,397. The number of active cases stands at 16,074. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.61%, the 14-day rate is at 4.4% while the rate for the past week stands at 5.35%.Thursday, May 1322:00 GMT+4 – 28 New Cases, 11 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 28 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,946. 11 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,879. With 224 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 843. 12:10 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,420. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,094.11:30 GMT+4 – 77,343 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 77,343 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 13,084 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 776 new cases of the virus, 359 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 79 in Adjara, 81 – Imereti, 56 – Kvemo Kartli, 13 – Shida Kartli, 20 – Guria, 84 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 30 – Kakheti, 41 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 10 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 776 New Cases, 1,329 Recoveries, 16 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 776 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 326,441. In the meantime, 1,329 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 306,264. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 16 to 4,379. The number of active cases stands at 15,572. The test positivity rate for today stands at 2.43%, the 14-day rate is at 5.56% while the rate for the past week stands at 4.79%.Wednesday, May 1222:00 GMT+4 – 48 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 48 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,918. 12 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,868. With 224 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 826. 12:10 GMT+4 – 4 New Cases, 9 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Over the last week, Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,413. 9 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,089.11:30 GMT+4 – 71,570 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 71,570 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 12,375 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,409 new cases of the virus, 744 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 102 in Adjara, 149 – Imereti, 83 – Kvemo Kartli, 54 – Shida Kartli, 21 – Guria, 149 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 59 – Kakheti, 24 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 13 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 11 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,409 New Cases, 1,256 Recoveries, 27 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,409 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 325,665. In the meantime, 1,256 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 304,935. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 27 to 4,363. The number of active cases stands at 16,341. The test positivity rate for today stands at 3.5%, the 14-day rate is at 5.82% while the rate for the past week stands at 5.48%.Tuesday, May 1122:00 GMT+4 – 36 New Cases, 33 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 36 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,870. 33 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,856. With 224 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 790. 16:00 GMT+4 – AstraZeneca to Be Available for Citizens 45 and OlderGeorgian health authorities announced today that citizens aged 45 and over will be able to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Those wishing to register will be able to do so starting tomorrow. The country began COVID vaccination on March 15 after 43,200 doses of the British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on March 13. Up until today’s announcement, AstraZeneca shots were exclusively available to medical personnel and those 55 or older. 11:30 GMT+4 – 67,136 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 67,136 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 11,504 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,788 new cases of the virus, 963 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 127 in Adjara, 178 – Imereti, 78 – Kvemo Kartli, 72 – Shida Kartli, 58 – Guria, 131 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 79 – Kakheti, 73 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 16 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 13 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,788 New Cases, 1,251 Recoveries, 31 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,788 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 324,256. In the meantime, 1,251 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 303,679. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 31 to 4,336. The number of active cases stands at 16,215. The test positivity rate for today stands at 5.76%, the 14-day rate is at 6.07% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.35%.Monday, May 1022:00 GMT+4 – 39 New Cases, 43 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 39 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,834. 43 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,823. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 224. The number of active cases to date stands at 787.11:30 GMT+4 – 62,447 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 62,447 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 10,852 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 549 new cases of the virus, 300 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 77 in Adjara, 43 – Imereti, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 9 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Guria, 45 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 16 – Kakheti, 11 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 10 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 549 New Cases, 1,439 Recoveries, 24 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 549 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 322,468. In the meantime, 1,439 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 302,428. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 24 to 4,305. The number of active cases stands at 15,709. The test positivity rate for today stands at 5.76%, the 14-day rate is at 6.03% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.48%.Sunday, May 911:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,089 new cases of the virus, 607 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 102 in Adjara, 108 – Imereti, 82 – Kvemo Kartli, 24 – Shida Kartli, 22 – Guria, 83 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 23 – Kakheti, 25 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,089 New Cases, 1,489 Recoveries, 18 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,089 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 321,919. In the meantime, 1,489 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 300,989. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 18 to 4,281. The number of active cases stands at 16,623. The test positivity rate for today stands at 5.84%, the 14-day rate is at 5.84% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.55%.Saturday, May 811:30 GMT+4 – 58,533 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 58,533 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. In the meantime, 9,512 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,564 new cases of the virus, 900 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 105 in Adjara, 162 – Imereti, 72 – Kvemo Kartli, 52 – Shida Kartli, 36 – Guria, 115 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 64 – Kakheti, 31 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 18 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,564 New Cases, 693 Recoveries, 18 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,564 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 320,830. In the meantime, 693 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 299,500. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 18 to 4,263. The number of active cases stands at 17,041. The test positivity rate for today stands at 5.71%, the 14-day rate is at 5.84% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.71%.Friday, May 722:00 GMT+4 – 52 New Cases, 120 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 52 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,795. 120 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,780. With 222 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 793. 11:30 GMT+4 – 54,687 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 54,687 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. Meanwhile, 8,700 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,547 new cases of the virus, 907 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 141 in Adjara, 115 – Imereti, 77 – Kvemo Kartli, 43 – Shida Kartli, 33 – Guria, 117 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 52 – Kakheti, 43 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 13 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,547 New Cases, 1,131 Recoveries, 18 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,547 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 319,266. In the meantime, 1,131 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 298,807. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 18 to 4,245. The number of active cases stands at 16,188. The test positivity rate for today stands at 6.06%, the 14-day rate is at 5.66% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.76%Thursday, May 622:00 GMT+4 – 41 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 41 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,743. With a total of 13,660 recoveries and 222 fatalities reported in the occupied region since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 861.11:30 GMT+4 – 51,600 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 51,600 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. Meanwhile, 7,873 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1,806 new cases of the virus, 1,089 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 167 in Adjara, 120 – Imereti, 88 – Kvemo Kartli, 57 – Shida Kartli, 36 – Guria, 121 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 60 – Kakheti, 43 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 17 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,806 New Cases, 1,144 Recoveries, 20 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 1,806 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 317,719. In the meantime, 1,144 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 297,676. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 20 to 4,227. The number of active cases stands at 15,790. The test positivity rate for today stands at 6.41%, the 14-day rate is at 5.51% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.59%. 08:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Receives 43,000 More Doses of AstraZeneca/OxfordA second batch of 43,000 more jabs of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine was delivered to Georgia this morning via COVAX, the UN-backed COVID vaccine sharing scheme. According to NCDC Head Amiran Gamkrelidze the shots will be used as second doses for those already vaccinated with the British-Swedish vaccine. Registration for the second shots opened yesterday evening and will be administered starting from May 10. The country began COVID vaccination on March 15 after 43,200 doses of the British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine arrived on March 13, while 29,250 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech followed on March 25 – both only available to medical personnel and citizens over 55. The Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine is the only one to be administered in all age groups over 18 thus far. Tbilisi also received a batch of 100,000 Sinovac (CoronaVac) COVID-19 vaccines from China as humanitarian aid recently on April 30, but the registration for Sinovac shots has not opened yet.Wednesday, May 522:00 GMT+4 – 36 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 36 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,702. With a total of 13,660 recoveries and 222 fatalities reported in the occupied region since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 820.14:00 GMT+4 – 8 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Over the weekend, Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 8 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,409. 6 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,080.11:30 GMT+4 – 47,949 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 47,949 persons have received at least a single dose of coronavirus vaccine since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. Meanwhile, 7,009 persons have been fully vaccinated. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 2,171 new cases of the virus, 1,359 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 135 in Adjara, 202 – Imereti, 83 – Kvemo Kartli, 82 – Shida Kartli, 48 – Guria, 118 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 54 – Kakheti, 70 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 13 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 2,171 New Cases, 1,074 Recoveries, 24 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 2,171 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 315,913. In the meantime, 1,074 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 296,532. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 24 to 4,207. The number of active cases stands at 15,148. The test positivity rate for today stands at 7.85%, the 14-day rate is at 5.33% while the rate for the past week stands at 6.27%. Tuesday, May 422:00 GMT+4 – 49 New Cases, 10 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,666. 10 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,660. With 222 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 784. 17:40 – Sputnik V Vaccine Delivered to Tskhinvali Region, AbkhaziaRussian-occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali/South Ossetia regions on April 30 received their first batches of Russian-made Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus. Kremlin-backed S. Ossetian authorities started administering the jabs today, while the process has not yet started in Abkhazia.Read More:13:00 – Vaccination Priority Groups to Be ExpandedBased on the Georgian government’s latest decision, persons working in the tourism and hospitality sector, as well as public transport drivers and employees will be added as priority groups in the vaccination process against COVID-19. In addition, members of the government and parliament will be involved in the vaccination process this week.12:00 GMT+4 – 45,344 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 45,344 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 788 new cases of the virus, 384 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 106 in Adjara, 64 – Imereti, 43 – Kvemo Kartli, 30 – Shida Kartli, 17 – Guria, 76 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 40 – Kakheti, 13 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 14 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 788 New Cases, 1,206 Recoveries, 20 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 788 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 313,742. In the meantime, 1,206 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 295,458. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 20 to 4,183. To date, the number of active cases stands at 14,075. According to the authorities, the test positivity rate for today stands at 8.05%, the 14-day rate is at 5.02% while the rate for the past week stands at 5.74%. 05:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Starts Sinopharm Vaccination Georgian health authorities today started vaccinating citizens over the age of 18 with the Chinese-developed Sinopharm vaccine. Read More:Monday, May 322:00 GMT+4 – 60 New Cases, 27 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 60 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,617. 27 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,650. With 222 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 745. 11:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 509 new cases of the virus, 321 were recorded in Tbilisi, and 68 in Adjara. Further, in Samegrelo Zemo Svaneti – 38, Imereti – 15, Kakheti – 24, Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 14, Shida Kartli – 4, Kvemo Kartli – 15, Guria – 3, Samtskhe-Javakheti – 5. 2 new cases were revealed in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. 11:00 GMT+4 – 509 New Cases, 1,200 Recoveries, 12 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 509 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 312,954. In the meantime, 1,200 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 294,252. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 4,163. To date, the number of active cases stands at 14,513. According to the authorities, the test positivity rate for May 3 testings stands at 6.81%, the 14-day rate is at 5.0% while the rate for the past week stands at 5.6%. Sunday, May 211:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 988 new cases of the virus, 511 were recorded in Tbilisi, and 114 in Adjara. Further, in Samegrelo Zemo Svaneti – 94, Imereti – 84, Kakheti – 45, Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 45, Shida Kartli – 33, Kvemo Kartli – 33, Guria – 19, Samtskhe-Javakheti – 6. Four new cases were revealed in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. 11:00 GMT+4 – 988 New Cases, 1,595 Recoveries, 21 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities have confirmed 988 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 312,445. In the meantime, 1,595 patients have recovered, taking the number of overall recoveries to 293,052. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 21 to 4,151. To date, the number of active cases stands at 15,216. According to the authorities, the test positivity rate for May 1 testings stands at 7.18%, the 14-day rate is at 4.99% while the rate for the past week stands at 5.47%. Saturday, May 111:15 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the authorities, out of 1 147 new cases of the virus, 653 were recorded in Tbilisi, and 144 in Adjara. Further, in Samegrelo Zemo Svaneti – 102, Imereti – 83, Kvemo Kartli – 41, Shida Kartli – 36, Kakheti – 35, Mtskheta-Mtianeti – 25, Guria – 22, Samtskhe-Javakheti – 6. No new cases were revealed in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region. 11:00 GMT+4 – 1,147 New Cases, 690 More Recoveries, 20 More FatalitiesGeorgian authorities confirmed 1,147 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 311,457. The number of recoveries rose by 690 to 291,457. The authorities reported 20 new fatalities, bringing the number of COVID-related deaths in the country (excluding occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions) to 4,130. The number of active cases to date stands at 15,844.Friday, April 3012:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,401. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,074.22:00 GMT+4 – 63 New Cases, 106 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 63 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,557. 106 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,623. With 222 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 712. 11:15 GMT+4 – 45,338 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 45,338 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,476 new cases, 923 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 107 in Adjara, 90 – Imereti, 82 – Kvemo Kartli, 48 – Shida Kartli, 24 – Guria, 104 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 44 – Kakheti, 47 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,476 New Cases, 791 More Recoveries, 15 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,476 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 310,310. In the meantime, 791 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 290,767. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 15 to 4,110. The number of active cases stands a 15,407.Thursday, April 2922:00 GMT+4 – 33 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 33 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,494. With a total of 13,517 recoveries and 222 fatalities reported in the occupied region since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 755.12:35 GMT+4 – 3 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the number of recoveries to 3,070. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,398.11:15 GMT+4 – 43,568 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 43,568 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,433 new cases, 904 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 146 in Adjara, 79 – Imereti, 54 – Kvemo Kartli, 39 – Shida Kartli, 31 – Guria, 99 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 45 – Kakheti, 28 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,433 New Cases, 1,160 More Recoveries, 18 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,433 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 308,834. In the meantime, 1,160 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 289,976. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 18 to 4,095. The number of active cases stands at 14,737.Wednesday, April 2822:00 GMT+4 – 53 New Cases, 38 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 53 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,461. 38 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,517. With 222 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 722. 12:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,398. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,067.11:15 GMT+4 – 41,801 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 41,801 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,551 new cases, 918 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 121 in Adjara, 101 – Imereti, 82 – Kvemo Kartli, 69 – Shida Kartli, 32 – Guria, 130 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 48 – Kakheti, 35 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 12 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,551 New Cases, 878 More Recoveries, 17 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,551 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 307,401. In the meantime, 878 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 288,816. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 17 to 4,077. The number of active cases stands at 14,482.Tuesday, April 2722:00 GMT+4 – 87 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 87 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,408. With a total of 13,479 recoveries and 222 fatalities reported in the occupied region since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 707.16:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Opens Sinopharm Vaccination RegistrationThe Ministry of Health today opened registration for vaccination with the Sinopharm vaccine for all persons over the age of 18, while the inoculation process with the Chinese-developed vaccine is expected to start in early May. Georgia received 100,000 doses of Sinopharm on April 3. On the same day, the Georgian Health Ministry highlighted that vaccination with Sinopharm would begin only after the vaccine receives the World Health Organization’s authorization, which has not happened to date. 14:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,395. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,062.11:15 GMT+4 – 40,095 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 40,095 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,578 new cases, 1,001 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 128 in Adjara, 89 – Imereti, 56 – Kvemo Kartli, 61 – Shida Kartli, 39 – Guria, 84 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 63 – Kakheti, 41 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,578 New Cases, 909 More Recoveries, 17 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,578 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 305,850. In the meantime, 909 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 287,938. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 17 to 4,060. The number of active cases stands at 13,826.Monday, April 2622:00 GMT+4 – 32 New Cases, 89 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 32 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,321. 89 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,479. One more patient passed away, bringing the number of COVID-related fatalities to 222. The number of active cases to date stands at 620. 11:45 GMT+4 – 6 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,392. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,058.11:15 GMT+4 – 38,553 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 38,553 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 521 new cases, 285 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 68 in Adjara, 36 – Imereti, 10 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Shida Kartli, 6 – Guria, 49 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 39 – Kakheti, 16 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 521 New Cases, 1,058 More Recoveries, 18 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 521 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 304,272. In the meantime, 1,058 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 287,029. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 18 to 4,043. The number of active cases stands at 13,174.Sunday, April 2511:15 GMT+4 – 37,590 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 37,590 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 966 new cases, 567 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 177 in Adjara, 77 – Imereti, 30 – Kvemo Kartli, 21 – Shida Kartli, 15 – Guria, 73 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 42 – Kakheti, 17 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 966 New Cases, 1,222 More Recoveries, 18 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 966 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 303,751. In the meantime, 1,222 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 285,971. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 18 to 4,025. The number of active cases stands at 13,729.Saturday, April 2422:00 GMT+4 – 42 New Cases, 15 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 42 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,289. 15 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,390. With 221 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 678. 11:15 GMT+4 – 36,056 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 36,056 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,250 new cases, 770 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 78 in Adjara, 63 – Imereti, 49 – Kvemo Kartli, 40 – Shida Kartli, 35 – Guria, 115 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 58 – Kakheti, 26 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 16 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,250 New Cases, 463 More Recoveries, 15 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,250 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 302,785. In the meantime, 463 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 284,749. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 15 to 4,007. The number of active cases stands at 14,003.Friday, April 2322:00 GMT+4 – 65 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 65 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,247. 1 more patient has passed away, bringing the number of COVID-related fatalities to 221. With 13,375 recoveries reported since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 651.12:35 GMT+4 – 6 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 6 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the number of recoveries to 3,053. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,386.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,271 new cases, 781 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 98 in Adjara, 71 – Imereti, 52 – Kvemo Kartli, 53 – Shida Kartli, 41 – Guria, 91 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 48 – Kakheti, 27 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 34,897 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 34,897 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 –1,271 New Cases, 729 More Recoveries, 11 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,271 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 301,535. In the meantime, 729 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 284,286. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 11 to 3,992. The number of active cases stands at 13,231.Thursday, April 2222:00 GMT+4 – 65 New Cases, 25 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 65 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,182. 25 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,375. With 220 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 587. 13:00 GMT+4 – 8 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 8 more patients who have recovered from COVID-19, taking the number of recoveries to 3,047. The total tally of the occupied region’s confirmed cases stands at 3,386.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,226 new cases, 731 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 101 in Adjara, 75 – Imereti, 61 – Kvemo Kartli, 56 – Shida Kartli, 13 – Guria, 96 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 49 – Kakheti, 29 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 33,337 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 33,337 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 –1,226 New Cases, 688 More Recoveries, 10 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,226 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 300,264. In the meantime, 688 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 283,557. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 10 to 3,981. The number of active cases stands at 12,700.Wednesday, April 2122:00 GMT+4 – 52 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 52 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,117. With a total of 13,350 recoveries and 220 fatalities reported in the occupied region since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 547.13:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 11 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,386. 11 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,039.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,310 new cases, 798 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 85 in Adjara, 72 – Imereti, 61 – Kvemo Kartli, 39 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Guria, 113 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 85 – Kakheti, 18 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 31,911 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 31,911 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 –1,310 New Cases, 632 More Recoveries, 12 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,310 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 299,038. In the meantime, 632 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 282,869. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 12 to 3,971. The number of active cases stands at 12,172.Tuesday, April 2022:00 GMT+4 – 63 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 63 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,065. With a total of 13,350 recoveries and 220 fatalities reported in the occupied region since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 495. 14:00 GMT+4 – PM Garibashvili Recovers from COVID-19Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has recovered from the novel coronavirus after testing positive on April 6. According to the Government Administration’s press service, he is feeling well and will return to his usual working routine starting today. 11:50 GMT+4 – 1 New Cases, 7 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 1 new case of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,383. 7 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,028.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,792 new cases, 1,030 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 164 in Adjara, 96 – Imereti, 75 – Kvemo Kartli, 85 – Shida Kartli, 55 – Guria, 163 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 63 – Kakheti, 33 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 23 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 31,019 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 31,019 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,792 New Cases, 663 More Recoveries, 10 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,792 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 297,728. In the meantime, 663 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 282,237. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 10 to 3,959. The number of active cases stands at 11,506.Monday, April 1922:00 GMT+4 – 78 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 78 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 14,002. 12 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,350. One more patient passed away, bringing the number of COVID-related fatalities to 220. The number of active cases to date stands at 432. 17:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Opens Vaccine Pre-Registration for All Adult CitizensThe Georgian Ministry of Health launched vaccination pre-registration for all persons over the age of 18, allowing citizens to indicate their preferred vaccine manufacturers. Registration for receiving COVID-19 vaccine is currently only available for medical personnel and citizens over the age of 55.12:10 GMT+4 – 5 New Cases, 9 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 5 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,382. 9 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,021.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 578 new cases, 321 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 57 in Adjara, 35 – Imereti, 20 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Shida Kartli, 16 – Guria, 80 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 23 – Kakheti, 10 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 9 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:05 GMT+4 – 30,209 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 30,209 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 – 578 New Cases, 659 More Recoveries, 10 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 578 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 295,936. In the meantime, 659 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 281,574. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 10 to 3,949. The number of active cases stands at 10,387.Sunday, April 1812:00 GMT+4 – Wizz Air Renews Regular Flights to Warsaw, VilniusLow-cost airline Wizz Air renewed regular flights from the western Georgian city of Kutaisi to Warsaw and Vilnius, performing a flight in each of the two destinations once a week. The number of weekly flights is planned to increase in accordance with the epidemiological situation. Starting from May, the airline is also expected to renew flights to Riga and Dortmund, while from June, regular flights will gradually become available to an additional 13 destinations in Europe. 11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 818 new cases, 465 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 75 in Adjara, 57 – Imereti, 46 – Kvemo Kartli, 29 – Shida Kartli, 18 – Guria, 73 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 25 – Kakheti, 18 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 29,184 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 29,184 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 – 818 New Cases, 783 More Recoveries, 14 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 818 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 295,358. In the meantime, 783 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 280,915. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 14 to 3,939. The number of active cases stands at 10,478.Saturday, April 1722:00 GMT+4 – 42 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 42 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,924. 1 more patient has passed away, bringing the number of COVID-related fatalities to 219. With 13,338 recoveries reported since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 367. 11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,219 new cases, 676 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 126 in Adjara, 61 – Imereti, 51 – Kvemo Kartli, 55 – Shida Kartli, 46 – Guria, 123 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 39 – Kakheti, 29 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 9 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 27,654 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 27,654 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,219 New Cases, 301 More Recoveries, 9 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,219 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 294,540. In the meantime, 301 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 280,132. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 9 to 3,925. The number of active cases stands at 10,457.Friday, April 1622:00 GMT+4 – 37 New Cases, 33 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 37 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,882. 33 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,338. With 218 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 326. 17:00 GMT+4 – Georgia to Open Registration for Sinopharm Vaccine on April 27Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia announced today that Georgia will open registration for receiving Sinopharm vaccine come April 27, while the inoculation process with the Chinese-developed vaccine is expected to start in early May. Georgia received 100,000 doses of Sinopharm on April 3. On the same day, the Georgian Health Ministry highlighted that vaccination with Sinopharm would begin only after the vaccine receives the World Health Organization’s authorization, which has not happened to date. 12:10 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,377. 6 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,012.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,077 new cases, 641 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 97 in Adjara, 52 – Imereti, 44 – Kvemo Kartli, 38 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Guria, 109 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 36 – Kakheti, 22 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 5 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:05 GMT+4 – 26,427 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the Georgian health authorities, a total of 26,427 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,077 New Cases, 442 More Recoveries, 8 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,077 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 293,321. In the meantime, 442 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 279,831. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 8 to 3,916. The number of active cases stands at 9,548.Thursday, April 1522:00 GMT+4 – 52 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 52 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,845. With 13,305 recoveries and 218 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 322. 13:05 GMT+4 – 6 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,374. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,006.11:30 GMT+4 – 24,917 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 24,917 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,030 new cases, 538 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 103 in Adjara, 73 – Imereti, 63 – Kvemo Kartli, 30 – Shida Kartli, 24 – Guria, 119 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 42 – Kakheti, 25 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 11 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,030 New Cases, 706 More Recoveries, 7 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,030 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 292,244. In the meantime, 706 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 279,389. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 7 to 3,908. The number of active cases stands at 8,921.Wednesday, April 1422:00 GMT+4 – 19 New Cases, 31 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,793. 31 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,305. With 218 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 270. 13:05 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,368. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 3,001.11:30 GMT+4 – 23,493 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 23,493 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,085 new cases, 664 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 96 in Adjara, 52 – Imereti, 40 – Kvemo Kartli, 31 – Shida Kartli, 24 – Guria, 121 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 24 – Kakheti, 22 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 5 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,085 New Cases, 432 More Recoveries, 7 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,085 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 291,214. In the meantime, 432 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 278,683. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 7 to 3,901. The number of active cases stands at 8,604.Tuesday, April 1322:00 GMT+4 – 53 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 53 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,774. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 218. With a total of 13,274 recoveries reported, the number of active cases to date stands at 282.12:40 GMT+4 – 9 New Cases, 7 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 9 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,365. 7 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,996.11:35 GMT+4 – WHO Delivers Humanitarian Aid to AbkhaziaThe World Health Organization on April 8 delivered humanitarian cargo to the Russian-occupied Abkhazia region, including COVID-19 tests, oxygen concentrators, medical gowns, and pulse oximeters, Sokhumi-based Apsnypress news agency reported today.The humanitarian supplies were distributed in the republican bacteriological laboratory, the sanitary and epidemiological service of the occupied region, as well as in hospitals where coronavirus patients are being treated, according to the news agency. 11:30 GMT+4 – 22,090 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 22,090 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 1,374 new cases, 756 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 116 in Adjara, 97 – Imereti, 61 – Kvemo Kartli, 80 – Shida Kartli, 15 – Guria, 161 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 40 – Kakheti, 30 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 10 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 1,374 New Cases, 422 More Recoveries, 11 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 1,374 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 290,129. In the meantime, 422 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 278,251. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 11 to 3,894. The number of active cases stands at 7,958.Monday, April 12 22:00 GMT+4 – 30 New Cases, 84 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,721. 84 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,274. With 217 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 230.15:00 GMT+4 – Private Clinics with Resuscitation Departments Mandated to Vaccinate According to the Georgian Government’s recent decision, private clinics with an available resuscitation department or the means to provide emergency medical care are mandated to participate in COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including allocation of rooms and staff for vaccination. 12:35 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,356. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,989.11:30 GMT+4 – 20,622 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 20,622 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 359 new cases, 202 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 46 in Adjara, 19 – Imereti, 14 – Kvemo Kartli, 14 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Guria, 40 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 5 – Kakheti, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 359 New Cases, 526 More Recoveries, 6 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 359 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 288,755. In the meantime, 526 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 277,829. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 8 to 3,883. The number of active cases stands at 7,017.10:00 GMT+4 – Seven Georgian Dream MPs COVID-19 PositiveAccording to the Georgian Parliament’s press service, as of today, seven MPs from the ruling Georgian Dream party have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, including GD’s Parliamentary Faction Chair MP Mamuka Mdinaradze, Nodar Turdzeladze, Irakli Zarkua, Beka Davituliani, Maia Menagarishvili, Irakli Medzmariashvili, and Mikheil Daushvili. Sunday, April 11 11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 707 new cases, 408 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 61 in Adjara, 47 – Imereti, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 22 – Shida Kartli, 26 – Guria, 71 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 26 – Kakheti, 20 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 707 New Cases, 592 More Recoveries, 8 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 707 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 288,396. In the meantime, 592 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 277,303. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 8 to 3,877. The number of active cases stands at 7,190.Saturday, April 1022:00 GMT+4 – 22 New Cases, 27 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,691. 27 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,190. With 217 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 284.11:30 GMT+4 – 18,287 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 18,287 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:10 GMT+4 – Regional Breakdown of New CasesOut of 506 new cases, the Georgian authorities said 240 were recorded in Tbilisi, 76 in Adjara, 43 in Imereti, 33 in Kvemo Kartli, 13 in Guria, Shida Kartli and Kakheti, each, four in Mtskheta-Mtianeti, three in Samtskhe-Javakheti, two in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti.  11:00 GMT+4 – 506 New Cases, 285 More Recoveries, 11 Fatalities Georgian health authorities reported 506 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total confirmed cases to 287,689. In the meantime, 285 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 276,711. The number of COVID-related fatalities increased by 11 to 3,869. Friday, April 922:00 GMT+4 – 24 New Cases, 62 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,669. 62 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,163. With 217 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 289.20:00 GMT+4 – Gov’t Declares May 4-11 as HolidaysThe Government’s Inter-Agency Council declared today the period from May 4 to May 11, which directly follows this year’s Easter celebrations (April 31-May 3), as public holidays. The Council also recommends employers switch to remote working. 12:00 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 11 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,349. 11 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,984.11:30 GMT+4 – 17,261 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 17,261 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 777 new cases, 430 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 62 in Adjara, 50 – Imereti, 29 – Kvemo Kartli, 29 – Shida Kartli, 21 – Guria, 91 – Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, 32 – Kakheti, 17 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 10 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 777 New Cases, 342 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 777 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 287,183. In the meantime, 342 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 276,426. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,858. The number of active cases stands at 6,873.Thursday, April 822:00 GMT+4 – 45 New Cases, 8 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,645. 8 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,101. One new fatality was reported overnight, with the number of COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus reaching 217. The number of active cases to date stands at 307.16:30 GMT+4 – AstraZeneca Vaccine to Be Used Only in Over 55 Age Group Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia announced that vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine in Georgia will continue exclusively in the age group of 55 or older. The decision follows a report released yesterday by the European Medicines Agency, which stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine may have a “possible link” with blood clots. “So far, most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 years of age within 2 weeks of vaccination,” the EU medicines regulator said. 14:10 GMT+4 – Renting Out Space for Mass Entertainment, Social Events RestrictedThe Georgian authorities have restricted renting out space for mass entertainment and social events. The government decree obliges rental space owners to take all reasonable measures preventing the use of the space for large-scale gatherings, including by inputting a preventive clause in the rental contract. In addition, the owner of the space is obliged to immediately notify relevant agencies upon receiving information about a violation. Noteworthy that according to the current legislation, a gathering of more than 10 individuals at a social event, including at weddings, celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays, funeral repasts, among others, is restricted. 12:05 GMT+4 – 15,693 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 15,693 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.12:00 GMT+4 – 8 New Cases, 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 8 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,342. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,973.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 761 new cases, 434 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 24 in Shida Kartli, 59 – Imereti,  77 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 67 – Adjara, 33 – Guria, 20 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Kakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 23 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 761 New Cases, 537 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 761 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 286,406. In the meantime, 537 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 276,084. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,849. The number of active cases stands at 6,447.Wednesday, April 722:00 GMT+4 – 24 New Cases, 23 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,600. 23 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,093. With 216 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 291.16:30 GMT+4 – MP Mamuka Mdinaradze Tests Positive MP Mamuka Mdinaradze, Georgian Dream Parliamentary Faction Chair, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the senior ruling party lawmaker wrote on his Facebook page today. 13:50 GMT+4 – President Zurabishvili Tests NegativePresident of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili, after moving to self-isolation yesterday, has tested negative for the novel coronavirus. 12:00 GMT+4 – 14,207 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 14,207 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:30 GMT+4 – 4 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,334. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,969.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 687 new cases, 351 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 41 in Shida Kartli, 68 – Imereti,  84 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 61 – Adjara, 14 – Guria, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 18 – Kakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 20 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 687 New Cases, 327 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 687 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 285,645. In the meantime, 327 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 275,547. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,840. The number of active cases stands at 6,232.Tuesday, April 622:00 GMT+4 – 34 New Cases, 18 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 34 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,576. 18 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,070. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 216. The number of active cases to date stands at 290.16:00 GMT+4 – President Zurabishvili Moves to Self-Isolation To avoid possible risks, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili is moving to self-isolation, even though she has already been vaccinated with the first dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, the President’s press service reported. 12:10 GMT+4 – Prime Minister Garibashvili Tests Positive for COVID-19Georgian Prime Minister Iraki Garibashvili tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the government press office announced. Also according to the press office, the “Prime Minister is feeling well, is in self-isolation and continues to work remotely.”12:05 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,330. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,957.12:00 GMT+4 – 12,846 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 12,846 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 897 new cases, 463 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 32 in Shida Kartli, 88 – Imereti,  96 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 83 – Adjara, 31 – Guria, 41 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Kakheti, 19 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 24 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 897 New Cases, 196 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 897 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 284,958. In the meantime, 196 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 275,220. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,832. The number of active cases stands at 5,880.Monday, April 5 22:00 GMT+4 – 32 New Cases, 60 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 32 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,542. 60 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 13,052. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 215. The number of active cases to date stands at 275.13:05 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 7 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,327. 7 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,952.12:00 GMT+4 – 11,603 Persons VaccinatedAccording to Head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze, a total of 11,603 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 228 new cases, 111 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 17 in Shida Kartli, 19 – Imereti,  20 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 16 – Adjara, 20 – Guria, 5 – Kvemo Kartli, 5 – Kakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 228 New Cases, 425 More Recoveries, 11 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 228 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 284,061. In the meantime, 425 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 275,024. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 11 to 3,822. The number of active cases stands at 5,189.Sunday, April 411:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 464 new cases, 243 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 23 in Shida Kartli, 28 – Imereti,  49 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 57 – Adjara, 28 – Guria, 16 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Kakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 10 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 464 New Cases, 454 More Recoveries, 7 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 464 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 283,833. In the meantime, 454 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 274,599. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 7 to 3,811. The number of active cases stands at 5,397.Saturday, April 3 22:00 GMT+4 – 23 New Cases, 87 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,510. 87 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,992. With a total of 214 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 304.12:00 GMT+4 – 9,735 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 9,735 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 580 new cases, 331 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 26 in Shida Kartli, 56 – Imereti,  50 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 51 – Adjara, 17 – Guria, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Kakheti, 10 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 580 New Cases, 215 More Recoveries, 6 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 580 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 283,369.  In the meantime, 215 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 274,145. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 6 to 3,804. The number of active cases stands at 5,394.10:30 GMT+4 – Georgia Receives 100,000 Doses of Sinopharm VaccineA batch of 100,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine arrived in Georgia this morning. According to Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia, vaccination with the Chinese vaccine will commence after it receives authorization from the World Health Organization (WHO). Friday, April 2 22:00 GMT+4 – 29 New Cases, 29 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 29 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,487. 29 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,905. With a total of 214 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 368.13:10 GMT+4 – COVID Checkpoints Set Up in Three Villages The Georgian authorities have set up coronavirus checkpoints in three villages – Igoeti, Samtavisi, and Kvemo Chala – located in the Kaspi Municipality of the eastern Georgian Shida Kartli region. Those entering and exiting the villages must undergo mandatory thermal screening, as well as testing if necessary. However, no other travel restrictions have been imposed. A total of 30 Cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Shida Kartli region today. 13:00 GMT+4 – Vaccination Registration Open for Citizens Over 55According to Deputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia, today, starting from 18:00, citizens over the age of 55 will be able to register to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Registration is currently only available for medical personnel and citizens over the age of 65.12:00 GMT+4 – 8,909 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 8,909 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. 11:30 GMT+4 – 13 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,320. 6 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,945.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 529 new cases, 281 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 30 in Shida Kartli, 34 – Imereti,  78 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 45 – Adjara, 23 – Guria, 21 – Kvemo Kartli, 2 – Kakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 5 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 529 New Cases, 326 More Recoveries, 13 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 529 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 282,789. In the meantime, 326 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 273,930. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 13 to 3,798. The number of active cases stands at 5,035.Thursday, April 122:00 GMT+4 – 30 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,458. With a total of 12,876 recorded recoveries and 214 COVID-related fatalities, the number of active cases in the region stands at 368.12:05 GMT+4 – 7,822 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 7,822 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. 12:00 GMT+4 – 6 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,307. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,939.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 499 new cases, 264 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 23 in Shida Kartli, 65 – Imereti,  45 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 33 – Adjara, 20 – Guria, 12 – Kvemo Kartli, 13 – Kakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 19 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 499 New Cases, 437 More Recoveries, 7 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 499 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 282,260. In the meantime, 437 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 273,604. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 7 to 3,785. The number of active cases stands at 4,845.Wednesday, March 3122:00 GMT+4 – 30 New Cases, 16 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 30 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,428. 16 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,876. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 214. The number of active cases to date stands at 338.13:10 GMT+4 – 6,757 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 6,757 persons have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since Georgia initiated vaccine rollout on March 15. 13:05 GMT+4 – Citizens Over 55 to Register for VaccinationHealth Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze announced today that come April 5, citizens over the age of 55 will be able to register for COVID-19 vaccination. In addition, patients on dialysis, as well as organ transplant recipients, will also be included in the immunization program, Tikaradze said.Registration at the moment is only available for medical personnel and senior citizens over the age of 65.12:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 16 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,301. 16 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,927.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 616 new cases, 319 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 35 in Shida Kartli, 58 – Imereti,  61 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 50 – Adjara, 14 – Guria, 17 – Kvemo Kartli, 25 – Kakheti, 15 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 20 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 616 New Cases, 268 More Recoveries, 5 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 616 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 281,761. In the meantime, 268 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 273,167. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 5 to 3,778. The number of active cases stands at 4,790.Tuesday, March 3022:00 GMT+4 – 13 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,398. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 213. With a total 12,860 recoveries reported, the number of active cases to date stands at 325.13:05 GMT+4 – 2 New Cases, 13 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 2 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,298. 13 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,911.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 673 new cases, 330 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 57 in Shida Kartli, 67 – Imereti,  71 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 56 – Adjara, 22 – Guria, 19 – Kvemo Kartli, 14 – Kakheti, 26 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 673 New Cases, 298 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 673 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 281,145. In the meantime, 298 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 272,899. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,773. The number of active cases stands at 4,447.Monday, March 2922:00 GMT+4 – 22 New Cases, 8 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,385. 8 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,860. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 212. The number of active cases to date stands at 313.13:05 GMT+4 – 13 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,296. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,898.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 171 new cases, 84 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 5 in Shida Kartli, 22 – Imereti,  9 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 21 – Adjara, 4 – Guria, 15 – Kvemo Kartli, 6 – Kakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 171 New Cases, 382 More Recoveries, 14 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 171 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 280,472. In the meantime, 382 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 272,601. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 14 to 3,765. The number of active cases stands at 4,080.Sunday, March 2822:00 GMT+4 – 45 New Cases, 42 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 45 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,363. 42 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,852. With a total of 211 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 300.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 365 new cases, 183 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 39 in Shida Kartli, 37 – Imereti,  30 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 27 – Adjara, 21 – Guria, 8 – Kvemo Kartli, 6 – Kakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 5 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 365 New Cases, 415 More Recoveries, 5 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 365 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 280,301. In the meantime, 415 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 272,219. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 5 to 3,751. The number of active cases stands at 4,305.Saturday, March 2711:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 490 new cases, 256 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 69 in Imereti, 20 – Kakheti, 26 – Shida Kartli, 41 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 6 – Guria, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 36 – Adjara, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 490 New Cases, 219 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 490 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 279,936. In the meantime, 219 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 271,804. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,746. The number of active cases stands at 4,360.Friday, March 2622:00 GMT+4 – 6 New Cases, 9 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,318. 9 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,810. With a total of 211 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 297.14:00 GMT+4 – 4,344 Persons VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 11,273 persons have registered to be vaccinated for the novel coronavirus, while 4,344 have already been inoculated. Registration is currently only available for medical personnel and senior citizens over the age of 65. Citizens can choose between AstraZeneca/Oxford and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.12:00 GMT+4 – 4 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,283. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,893.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 419 new cases, 203 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 64 in Imereti, 9 – Kakheti, 22 – Shida Kartli, 18 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 16 – Guria, 27 – Kvemo Kartli, 26 – Adjara, 13 –Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 17 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 419 New Cases, 307 More Recoveries, 6 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 419 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 279,446. In the meantime, 307 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 271,585. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 6 to 3,738. The number of active cases stands at 4,097.Thursday, March 2522:00 GMT+4 – 12 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,312. With a total of 12,801 recovered patients and 211 COVID-related fatalities, the number of active cases to date stands at 300. 14:00 GMT+4 – 1 New Case, 19 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 1 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,279. 19 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,888.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 399 new cases, 230 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 48 in Imereti, 14 – Kakheti, 17 – Shida Kartli, 20 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 9 – Guria, 23 – Kvemo Kartli, 22 – Adjara, 4 –Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 399 New Cases, 356 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 399 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 279,027. In the meantime, 356 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 271,278. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,732. The number of active cases stands at 3,991.01:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Receives Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 VaccinesGeorgia received 29,250 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the early hours of March 25, procured and delivered by COVAX facility, a United Nations-backed vaccine-sharing scheme, the Ministry of Health reported. Georgians will now be able to choose between the two available Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs.Noteworthy that starting today senior citizens over the age of 65 will be able to register to receive COVID-19 jabs. Registration was previously only available for medical personnel. Wednesday, March 2422:00 GMT+4 – 26 New Cases, 93 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 26 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,300. 93 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,801. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 211. The number of active cases to date stands at 288.14:00 GMT+4 – Post-Vaccination Delay Period ExtendedDeputy Health Minister Tamar Gabunia announced that the mandatory period for which patients must remain in the hospital after receiving COVID-19 jab has been extended to 45 minutes from 30 minutes. At least three health brigades will be mobilized per vaccination center, she added. 13:30 GMT+4 – 4,048 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), as of today, 4,048 medical personnel have received a dose of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.13:00 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, 25 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,278. 25 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,869.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 450 new cases, 237 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 51 in Imereti, 11 – Kakheti, 22 – Shida Kartli, 34 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 11 – Guria, 48 – Kvemo Kartli, 29 – Adjara, 1 –Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 450 New Cases, 254 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 450 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 278,628. In the meantime, 254 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 270,922. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,722. The number of active cases stands at 3,958.Tuesday, March 23 22:00 GMT+4 – 19 New Cases, 25 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,274. 25 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,708. With a total of 209 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 357.13:30 GMT+4 – 4,021 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), as of today, 4,021 medical personnel have received a dose of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.13:00 GMT+4 – About 50 Cases of COVID-19 ‘British Variant’ Confirmed in GeorgiaAmiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control & Public Health (NCDC), said “about under 50” cases of the COVID-19 “British variant” have been confirmed in Georgia as of today.12:10 GMT+4 – 6 New Cases, 21 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,268. 21 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,844.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 528 new cases, 265 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 84 in Imereti, 17 – Kakheti, 20 – Shida Kartli, 26 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 19 – Guria, 31 – Kvemo Kartli, 42 – Adjara, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 13 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 9 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 528 New Cases, 299 More Recoveries, 4 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 528 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 278,178. In the meantime, 299 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 270,668. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 4 to 3,714. The number of active cases stands at 3,770.Monday, March 22 22:00 GMT+4 – 36 New Cases, 33 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 36 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,255. 33 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,683. With a total of 209 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 363.14:00 GMT+4 – Senior Citizens Over 65 to Register for VaccinationHealth Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze announced today that senior citizens over the age of 65, come March 25, will be able to register to receive COVID-19 jabs. Registration was previously only available for medical personnel. 13:00 GMT+4 – 3,843 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), as of today, 3,843 medical personnel have received a dose of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.12:00 GMT+4 – 12 New Cases, 15 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,262. 15 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,823.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 170 new cases, 85 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 22 in Imereti, 11 – Kakheti, 2 – Shida Kartli, 5 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 11 – Guria, 19 – Kvemo Kartli, 9 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 170 New Cases, 396 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 170 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 277,650. In the meantime, 396 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 270,369. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,710. The number of active cases stands at 3,545.Sunday, March 2113:00 GMT+4 – 3,818 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 5,246 medical personnel are registered to receive AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, while 3,818 have already been inoculated. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 262 new cases, 152 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 43 in Imereti, 14 – Kakheti, 15 – Shida Kartli, 8 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 1 – Guria, 13 – Kvemo Kartli, 11 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 262 New Cases, 189 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 262 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 277,480. In the meantime, 189 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 269,973. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,700. The number of active cases stands at 3,781.Saturday, March 20 22:00 GMT+4 – 12 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,219. A total of 12,650 patients have recovered. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 209, while the number of active cases to date stands at 360.13:00 GMT+4 – 3,674 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 5,250 medical personnel are registered to receive AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, while 3,674 have already been inoculated. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 422 new cases, 216 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 71 in Imereti, 10 – Kakheti, 22 – Shida Kartli, 22 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 20 – Guria, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 29 – Adjara, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 422 New Cases, 158 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 422 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 277,218. In the meantime, 158 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 269,784. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,691. The number of active cases stands at 3,717.Friday, March 1922:00 GMT+4 – 40 New Cases, 40 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 40 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,207. 40 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,650. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 208, while the number of active cases to date stands at 349.13:00 GMT+4 – 3,642 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 5,185 medical personnel are registered to receive AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, while 3,642 have already been inoculated. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.12:00 GMT+4 – 6 New Cases, 25 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 6 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,250. 25 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,808. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 360 new cases, 164 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 71 in Imereti, 23 – Kakheti, 22 – Shida Kartli, 13 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 10 – Guria, 29 – Kvemo Kartli, 20 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 360 New Cases, 242 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 360 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 276,796. In the meantime, 242 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 269,626. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,683. The number of active cases stands at 3,461.Thursday, March 1822:00 GMT+4 – 19 New Cases, 7 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,167. 7 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,610. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 206, while the number of active cases to date stands at 351.18:30 GMT+4 – Occupied Abkhazia ‘PM’ DischargedOccupied Abkhazia “prime minister” Alexander Ankvab was discharged from the Moscow hospital where he was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, though he will still require time to recover fully. Ankvab tested positive for coronavirus on December 30 and was hospitalized in Moscow on January 8 after developing bilateral interstitial pneumonia, signs of severe respiratory failure, and drug-induced hepatitis.12:00 GMT+4 – 5 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 5 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,244. 6 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,783. 11:30 GMT+4 – Pandemic Reduced Georgia’s Dependence on Russia, TI Georgia SaysIn its latest report, Transparency International (TI) Georgia, a local watchdog, said the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic diminished the Georgian economy’s dependence on Russia. Namely, the watchdog cited a decrease in revenue from Russian tourism, remittances, and exports, down to constituting 5.7% of Georgia’s GDP in 2020 from 9% in 2019.Moreover, TI said that Georgia’s exports to Russia dropped by 11.2%, while imports from Russia diminished by 9.2%. “Although since 2012, imports of Russian products have almost doubled to USD 900 million,” the watchdog noted, adding that Russia still comes in second among Georgia’s top importers after Turkey. Remittances from Russia to Georgia decreased by 15% in 2020, according to TI, while the number of Russian tourists arriving to Georgia was down by 86% compared to 2019. In addition, Russian tourists spent about USD 700 million in Georgia in 2019, while the number stood at only USD 50 million last year. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 369 new cases, 190 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 67 in Imereti, 15 – Kakheti, 26 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 9 – Guria, 21 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 369 New Cases, 378 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 369 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 276,436. In the meantime, 378 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 269,384. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,674. The number of active cases stands at 3,352.Wednesday, March 1722:00 GMT+4 – 27 New Cases, 43 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,148. 43 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,603. With a total of 205 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 340.21:00 GMT+4 – 2,719 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 5,350 medical personnel have registered to receive AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, while 2,719 have already been inoculated. Georgia received 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine on March 13, and initiated vaccine rollout on March 15, with medical personnel first in line to receive the jabs. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.12:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,239. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,777. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 382 new cases, 199 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 65 in Imereti, 30 – Kakheti, 19 – Shida Kartli, 13 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  13 – Guria, 13 – Kvemo Kartli, 23 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 382 New Cases, 313 More Recoveries, 7 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 382 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 276,067. In the meantime, 313 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 269,006. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 7 to 3,665. The number of active cases stands at 3,370.Tuesday, March 1622:00 GMT+4 – 34 New Cases, 21 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 34 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,121. 21 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,560. With a total of 205 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 356.21:00 GMT+4 – 1,447 Medical Personnel VaccinatedAccording to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), a total of 4,633 medical personnel have registered to receive AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, while 1,447 have already been inoculated. Georgia received 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine on March 13, and initiated vaccine rollout on March 15, with medical personnel first in line to receive the jabs. A total of around 70,000 health workers are eligible for immunization.12:00 GMT+4 – 10 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities reported 10 more patients who have recovered from the coronavirus, bring the total number of recoveries to 2,765. The number of total confirmed cases in the occupied region stands at 3,236 to date. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 537 new cases, 290 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 79 in Imereti, 37 – Kakheti, 29 – Shida Kartli, 23 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  16 – Guria, 28 – Kvemo Kartli, 18 – Adjara, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 537 New Cases, 128 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 537 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 275,685. In the meantime, 128 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 268,693. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,658. The number of active cases stands at 3,308.Monday, March 1522:00 GMT+4 – 15 New Cases, 19 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,087. 19 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,539. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 205. The number of active cases to date stands at 343.12:00 GMT+4 – 11 New Cases, 7 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,236. 7 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,755. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 159 new cases, 89 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 23 in Imereti, 3 – Kakheti, 12 – Shida Kartli, 6 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  10 – Guria, 3 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 1 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 159 New Cases, 328 More Recoveries, 2 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 159 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 275,148. In the meantime, 328 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 268,565. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 3,650. The number of active cases stands at 2,907.08:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Commences Vaccination After receiving its first batch of 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine on March 13, Georgia began vaccine rollout in 29 facilities in Tbilisi and every regional [municipal] center. As per the national vaccination plan, medical personnel are first in line to receive the jabs. 05:00 GMT+4 – Certain COVID Restrictions Lifted Gyms and sports facilities reopened today. Moreover, sports clubs, as well as professional ensembles and theaters are now allowed to resume training and practice indoors. Physical attendance of lectures and seminars in higher education institutions has also resumed. Sunday, March 1411:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 268 new cases, 141 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 46 in Imereti, 15 – Kakheti, 16 – Shida Kartli, 7 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  11 – Guria, 13 – Kvemo Kartli, 12 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 268 New Cases, 233 More Recoveries, 5 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 268 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 274,989. In the meantime, 233 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 268,237. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 5 to 3,648. The number of active cases stands at 3,078.Saturday, March 1322:00 GMT+4 – 31 New Cases, 13 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 31 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,072. 13 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,520. With a total of 204 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 348.11:15 GMT+4 – Georgia Receives First Batch of COVID VaccinesGeorgia received the first batch of COVID-19 doses, the Ministry of Health reported. The rollout will begin on March 15.The arrival is 43,200 doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine delivered by COVAX facility, UN-backed vaccine-sharing scheme. The jabs will be delivered first to medical workers, said Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze.Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control stated that 82 centers are prepared nationwide to administer the vaccines, free of charge.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 344 new cases, 188 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 58 in Imereti, 8 – Kakheti, 16 – Shida Kartli, 18 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  22 – Guria, 16 – Kvemo Kartli, 8 – Adjara, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti. 11:00 GMT+4 – 344 New Cases, 240 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 344 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 274,721. In the meantime, 240 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 268,004. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,643. The number of active cases stands at 3,048.Friday, March 1222:00 GMT+4 – 17 New Cases, 67 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,041. 67 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,507. With a total of 204 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 330.18:10 GMT+4 – 4 New Cases, 13 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,225. 13 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,748. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 332 new cases, 185 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 51 in Imereti, 20 – Kakheti, 14 – Shida Kartli, 18 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  13 – Guria, 8 – Kvemo Kartli, 20 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 332 New Cases, 343 More Recoveries, 12 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 332 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 274,377. In the meantime, 343 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 267,764. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 3,634. The number of active cases stands at 2,953.Thursday, March 1122:00 GMT+4 – 13 New Cases, 20 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,024. 20 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,440. With a total of 203 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 381.13:20 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, 17 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,221. 17 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,735. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 395 new cases, 194 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 73 in Imereti, 27 – Kakheti, 28 – Shida Kartli, 17 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  20 – Guria, 10 – Kvemo Kartli, 21 – Adjara, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 395 New Cases, 310 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 395 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 274,045. In the meantime, 310 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 267,421. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,622. The number of active cases stands at 2,976.Wednesday, March 10 22:30 GMT+4 – COVID Regulations Extended in Abkhazia Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have once again extended existing COVID-19 restrictive measures until April 12, the last set to expire on March 10. The bans on mass gatherings in restaurants, banquet halls, and other enterprises of public catering, as well as on holding mass business, sports, entertainment, and other events in closed spaces have been prolonged.The functioning of indoor sports facilities, spa salons, massage parlors, saunas, children’s centers, among others, will continue to be prohibited. Wearing facemasks when using public transportation will also remain mandatory.  22:00 GMT+4 – 34 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 34 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 13,011. With a total of 12,420 recoveries and 203 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 388.14:20 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 15 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,215. 15 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,718. 12:00 GMT+4 – Tbilisi Mayor Announces Club Industry COVID Relief Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze announced that the City Council will provide financial aid worth GEL 2 million (USD 600,500) for the Tbilisi electronic music and club culture industry. He said at least 500 artists will benefit from the relief package. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 513 new cases, 264 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 88 in Imereti, 16 – Kakheti, 44 – Shida Kartli, 26 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  15 – Guria, 15 – Kvemo Kartli, 30 – Adjara, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 513 New Cases, 96 More Recoveries, 12 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 513 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 273,650. In the meantime, 96 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 267,111. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 3,613. The number of active cases stands at 2,900.Tuesday, March 922:00 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, 15 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,977. 15 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,420. With a total of 203 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 354.15:15 GMT+4 – 22 New Cases, 13 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,208. 13 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,703. 12:00 GMT+4 – Georgia Records First Reinfection Case Head of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze reported the first COVID-19 reinfection case recorded by Georgia’s chief public health authority so far.Gamkrelidze said the patient, who “is not of old age,” was re-infected with the same coronavirus strain some three months after initial contraction. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 139 new cases, 72 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 24 in Imereti, 3 – Kakheti, 10 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  7 – Guria, 9 – Kvemo Kartli, 3 – Adjara, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti.11:00 GMT+4 – 139 New Cases, 129 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 139 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 273,137. In the meantime, 129 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 267,015. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,601. The number of active cases stands at 2,495.Monday, March 811:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 147 new cases, 64 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 27 in Imereti, 18 – Kakheti, 7 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 10 – Guria, 4 – Kvemo Kartli, 4 – Adjara, 4 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 147 New Cases, 193 More Recoveries, 15 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 147 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 272,998. In the meantime, 193 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 266,886. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 15 to 3,591. The number of active cases stands at 2,495.05:00 GMT+4 – Certain COVID Restrictions Lifted The indoor areas of restaurants and other food catering facilities, previously only operating in the western city of Batumi, have reopened nationwide. Food facilities, however, are still only allowed to receive customers on workdays. Moreover, all marketplaces and shopping malls, previously allowed to open exclusively on workdays, will now be allowed to operate on all seven days of the week. Ski lifts in Georgia’s ski resorts have also resumed.Also Read:Sunday, March 711:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 234 new cases, 135 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 27 in Imereti, 12 – Kakheti, 23 – Shida Kartli, 12 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  7 – Guria, 4 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Adjara, 2 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 234 New Cases, 349 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 234 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 272,851. In the meantime, 349 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 266,693. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,576. The number of active cases stands at 2,556.Saturday, March 622:00 GMT+4 – 15 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,967. 5 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,405. With a total of 203 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 359.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 355 new cases, 176 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 48 in Imereti, 19 – Kakheti, 30 – Shida Kartli, 23 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  14 – Guria, 8 – Kvemo Kartli, 17 – Adjara, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 10 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 355 New Cases, 91 More Recoveries, 4 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 355 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 272,617. In the meantime, 91 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 266,344. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 4 to 3,567. The number of active cases stands at 2,680.Friday, March 5 22:00 GMT+4 – 21 New Cases, 10 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,952. 10 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,400. With a total of 203 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 349.13:00 GMT+4 – List of Nationals Who Can Enter Georgia ExpandedTurkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have been added to the list of countries whose nationals or residents can enter Georgia by providing a negative PCR test result at the airport upon arrival.The list previously included visitors from the EU, the U.S., Israel, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Russia, and Belarus.12:20 GMT+4 – 15 New Cases, 9 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,186. 9 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,690. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 390 new cases, 192 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 71 in Imereti, 16 – Kakheti, 33 – Shida Kartli, 12 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  25 – Guria, 15 – Kvemo Kartli, 18 – Adjara, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 390 New Cases, 172 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 390 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 272,262. In the meantime, 172 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 266,253. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,563. The number of active cases stands at 2,420.Thursday, March 4 22:00 GMT+4 – 23 New Cases, 3 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,931. 3 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,390. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 203. The number of active cases to date stands at 338.11:40 GMT+4 – High COVID Spread Risk at Tbilisi Mental Health Center, Public Defender SaysThe Public Defender of Georgia’s Special Preventive Group found that “sanitary-hygienic rules are neglected” at the Tbilisi Mental Health Center, making the COVID-19 spread risk high. Most of the infrastructure is “outdated and faulty,” while common patients rooms are overcrowded, the Ombudsperson added. Also according to the report, patients of the Mental Health Center are “not protected from violence, inhumane or degrading treatment,” while therapy via pharmaceutical drugs is used as the main form of psychiatric care over psycho-social rehabilitation. Moreover, the report found that underqualified staff, lack of human resources, bureaucratic shortcomings, among others, “fail to ensure treatment of patients while respecting their dignity.” 11:30 GMT+4 – 21 New Cases, 14 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,171. 14 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,681. 11:20 GMT+4 – PM Garibashvili Announces Development Commission, Subsidies for Tbilisi Restaurants Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced that the Georgian Government will approve today the creation of an economic development commission which will work over the following three months and present a long-term development plan sometime during the end of May. The Georgian PM also said that the Government will support Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze’s initiative to provide financial assistance for small and medium restaurants operating a single facility in the Georgian capital with GEL 5,000 (USD 1,506), and for those with more than one facility with GEL 10,000 (USD 3,012). 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 133 new cases, 78 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 20 in Imereti, 2 – Kakheti, 8 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  3 – Guria, 1 – Kvemo Kartli, 3 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 1 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 133 New Cases, 276 More Recoveries, 12 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 133 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 271,872. In the meantime, 276 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 266,081. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 3,553. The number of active cases stands at 2,212.Wednesday, March 321:00 GMT+4 – 47 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 47 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,908. With a total of 12,387 recoveries and 202 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 319.13:00 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, 413 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,150. 413 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,667. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 360 new cases, 194 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 50 in Imereti, 8 – Kakheti, 35 – Shida Kartli, 25 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  11 – Guria, 9 – Kvemo Kartli, 14 – Adjara, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 360 New Cases, 119 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 360 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 271,739. In the meantime, 119 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 265,805. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,541. The number of active cases stands at 2,367.Tuesday, March 2 22:00 GMT+4 – 19 New Cases Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,861. With a total of 12,387 recoveries and 202 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases to date stands at 272.13:00 GMT+4 – 4 New Cases, 4 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 4 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,140. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,254. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 461 new cases, 250 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 57 in Imereti, 29 – Kakheti, 35 – Shida Kartli, 30 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  30 – Guria, 12 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Adjara, 2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 461 New Cases, 163 More Recoveries, 12 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 461 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 271,379. In the meantime, 163 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 265,686. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 3,532. The number of active cases stands at 2,135.Monday, March 122:00 GMT+4 – 28 New Cases, 84 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 28 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,842. 84 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,387. With a total of 202 COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 253.12:30 GMT+4 – Russian Mobile Hospital Concludes Abkhazia Stay The mobile multidisciplinary hospital of the Russian Defense Ministry, which arrived in the occupied Abkhazia region on October 19, 2020, concluded its stay today.Originally expected to depart from the occupied region on February 15, the hospital’s stay was extended until March 1 some three weeks ago. 12:00 GMT+4 – 13 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in Tskhinvali Kremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,136. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,250. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 160 new cases, 73 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 33 in Imereti, 6 – Kakheti, 3 – Shida Kartli, 9 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti,  9 – Guria, 5 – Kvemo Kartli, 17 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 160 New Cases, 409 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 160 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 270,918. In the meantime, 409 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 265,523. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,520. The number of active cases stands at 1,849.05:00 GMT+4 – List of Nationals Who Can Enter Georgia ExpandedArmenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakstan, Russia, and Belarus have been added to the list of countries whose nationals can enter Georgia by providing a negative PCR test result at the airport upon arrival. The list previously included visitors from the EU, the U.S., Israel, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.05:00 GMT+4 – Certain COVID Restrictions Lifted As of today, libraries, museums, conferences and trainings have resumed nationwide. Preschool facilities, both public and private, have reopened, however, 20% of employees must undergo mandatory testing once every two weeks. The indoor areas of restaurants and other food catering facilities have also reopened exclusively in the city of Batumi. Also Read:Sunday, February 2811:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 248 new cases, 129 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 31 in Imereti, 16 – Kakheti, 14 – Shida Kartli, 17 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 6 – Guria, 8 – Kvemo Kartli, 16 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 248 New Cases, 525 More Recoveries, 11 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 248 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 270,758. In the meantime, 525 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 265,114. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 11 to 3,510. The number of active cases stands at 2,108.Saturday, February 2722:00 GMT+4 – 26 New Cases, 134 More Recoveries, 4 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 26 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,814. 134 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,303. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 4 to 202. The number of active cases to date stands at 309.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 373 new cases, 177 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 47 in Imereti, 16 – Kakheti, 41 – Shida Kartli, 28 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 19 – Guria, 6 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Adjara, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 373 New Cases, 542 More Recoveries, 14 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 373 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 270,510. In the meantime, 542 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 264,589. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 14 to 3,499. The number of active cases stands at 2,396.Friday, February 2622:00 GMT+4 – 11 New Cases, 57 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,788. 57 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,169. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 198. The number of active cases to date stands at 421.14:30 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,123. 6 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,245. 14:00 GMT+4 – Georgian Railway to Reopen After a 3 month ban due to coronavirus-related restrictions, Georgian Railway is set to reopen starting tomorrow. Trains will be available from the capital Tbilisi to the cities of Batumi, Zugdidi, Poti, Ozurgeti, Kutaisi, and back. Passangers will be mandated to wear face masks while on the train. Noteworthy, that intercity transport in Georgia also resumed earlier on February 25. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 337 new cases, 175 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 37 in Imereti, 18 – Kakheti, 21 – Shida Kartli, 33 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 13 – Guria, 15 – Kvemo Kartli, 17 – Adjara, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 337 New Cases, 320 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 337 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 270,137. In the meantime, 470 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 264,047. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,485. The number of active cases stands at 2,579.Thursday, February 2522:00 GMT+4 – 32 New Cases, 15 More Recoveries 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 32 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,777. 15 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,112. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 197. The number of active cases to date stands at 468.11:40 GMT+4 – 1 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 1 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,116. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,239. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 443 new cases, 165 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 43 in Imereti, 18 – Kakheti, 33 – Shida Kartli, 36 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 26 – Guria, 5 – Kvemo Kartli, 25 – Adjara,  2 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 362 New Cases, 470 More Recoveries, 12 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 362 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 269,800. In the meantime, 470 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 263,727. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 3,475. The number of active cases stands at 2,572.Wednesday, February 2422:00 GMT+4 – 20 New Cases, 80 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 20 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,745. 80 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,097. With 196 total COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases stands at 452. 14:00 GMT+4 – 3 Cases of UK COVID Variant Reported Head of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Amiran Gamkrelidze said that 3 cases of the UK COVID Variant have been confirmed in Georgia. He added that there are 31 other people who “most likely” have also contracted the variant. 13:00 GMT+4 – 17 New Cases, 8 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,115. 8 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,227. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 443 new cases, 213 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 61 in Imereti, 24 – Kakheti, 37 – Shida Kartli, 39 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 26 – Guria, 12 – Kvemo Kartli, 15 – Adjara, 9 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 443 New Cases, 461 More Recoveries, 6 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 443 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 269,438. In the meantime, 461 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 263,257. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 6 to 3,463. The number of active cases stands at 2,692.Tuesday, February 2323:00 GMT+4 – 25 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 25 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,725. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 196. In the meantime, 12,017 patients have recovered from the virus. The number of active cases in the region to date stands at 512.  11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 493 new cases, 244 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 59 in Imereti, 40 – Kakheti, 35 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 39 – Guria, 22 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Adjara, 8 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 493 New Cases, 552 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 443 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 268,995. In the meantime, 552 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 262,796. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,457. The number of active cases stands at 2,716.Monday, February 2223:00 GMT+4 – 20 New Cases, 37 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 20 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,700. 37 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 12,017. With 195 total COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases stands at 488. 11:20 GMT+4 – 618 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 618 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 99 citizens and 1 legal entity for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 519 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 147 new cases, 64 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 28 in Imereti, 4 – Kakheti, 16 – Shida Kartli, 12 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 10 – Guria, 1 – Kvemo Kartli, 11 – Adjara, 1 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 147 New Cases, 607 More Recoveries, 12 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 147 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 268,502. In the meantime, 607 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 262,244. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 12 to 3,447. The number of active cases stands at 2,785.Sunday, February 2111:20 GMT+4 – 375 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 375 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 92 citizens and 1 legal entity for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 282 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 258 new cases, 132 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 35 in Imereti, 16 – Kakheti, 16 – Shida Kartli, 19 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 15 – Guria, 8 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Adjara, 5 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 258 New Cases, 571 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 258 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 268,355. In the meantime, 571 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 261,637. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,435. The number of active cases stands at 3,257.Saturday, February 2023:00 GMT+4 – 9 New Cases, 33 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 9 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,680. 33 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,980. With 195 total COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases stands at 505. 12:10 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,098. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,219. 11:20 GMT+4 – 462 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 462 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 94 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 368 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 396 new cases, 170 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 59 in Imereti, 32 – Kakheti, 41 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 25 – Guria, 11 – Kvemo Kartli, 8 – Adjara, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 396 New Cases, 469 More Recoveries, 19 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 396 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 268,097. In the meantime, 469 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 261,066. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 19 to 3,425. The number of active cases stands at 3,580.Friday, February 1923:00 GMT+4 – 21 New Cases, 46 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,671. 46 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,947. With 195 total COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases stands at 529. 12:10 GMT+4 – 7 New Cases, 2 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,091. 2 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,207. 11:20 GMT+4 – 424 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 424 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 96 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 328 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 388 new cases, 182 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 52 in Imereti, 25 – Kakheti, 29 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 25 – Guria, 21 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Adjara, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 388 New Cases, 331 More Recoveries, 7 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 388 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 267,701. In the meantime, 331 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 260,597. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 7 to 3,406. The number of active cases stands at 3,672.Thursday, February 1823:00 GMT+4 – 32 New Cases, 126 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 32 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,650. 126 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,901. With 195 total COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases stands at 554. 13:00 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, 3 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,084. 3 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,205. 11:00 GMT+4 – 365 New Cases, 539 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 365 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 267,313. In the meantime, 539 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 260,266. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,399. The number of active cases stands at 3,648.Wednesday, February 1723:00 GMT+4 – 24 New Cases, 90 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 24 new daily cases of COVID-19, as well as an additional 449 cases confirmed in private laboratories, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,618. 90 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,775. The tally of total COVID-related fatalities in the region rose by 2 to 195. The number of active cases stands at 648. 12:20 GMT+4 – 9 New Cases, 7 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 9 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,074. 7 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,202. 11:20 GMT+4 – 512 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 512 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 68 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 444 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 486 new cases, 194 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 49 in Imereti, 74 – Kakheti, 36 – Shida Kartli, 34 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 37 – Guria, 14 – Kvemo Kartli, 32 – Adjara, 4 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 8 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 486 New Cases, 499 More Recoveries, 13 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 486 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 266,948. In the meantime, 499 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 259,727. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 13 to 3,390. The number of active cases stands at 3,805.Tuesday, February 1623:00 GMT+4 – 39 New Cases, 10 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 39 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,145. 10 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,775. With 193 COVID-related fatalities recorded since the onset of the virus, the number of active cases stands at 177. 12:25 GMT+4 – 12 New Cases, 5 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,065. 5 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,195. 11:20 GMT+4 – 873 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 873 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 140 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 733 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 740 new cases, 328 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 138 in Imereti, 33 – Kakheti, 69 – Shida Kartli, 41 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 55 – Guria, 25 – Kvemo Kartli, 32 – Adjara, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.11:00 GMT+4 – 740 New Cases, 496 More Recoveries, 14 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 740 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 266,462. In the meantime, 496 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 259,228. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 14 to 3,377. The number of active cases stands at 3,831.Monday, February 1523:00 GMT+4 – 47 New Cases, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 47 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,106. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 193, while a total of 11,765 patients have recovered since the onset of the virus. The number of active cases to date stands at 148. 12:45 GMT+4 – 21 New Cases, 11 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,053. 11 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,190. “More than 70” patients have passed from coronavirus-related health complications since the onset of the virus, according to the report. 11:20 GMT+4 – 636 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 636 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 106 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 530 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 165 new cases, 57 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 31 in Imereti, 17 – Kakheti, 6 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 13 – Guria, 6 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Adjara, 9 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 165 New Cases, 639 More Recoveries, 11 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 165 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 265,722. In the meantime, 639 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 258,732. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 11 to 3,363. The number of active cases stands at 3,601.10:30 GMT+4 – Georgian Dream MP Tsulukiani Tests Positive for COVID-19Former Justice Minister, ruling Georgian Dream party MP Tea Tsulukiani, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.05:00 GMT+4 – Schools, Open-air Food Facilities Reopen Nationwide As per the Georgian Government’s February 4 announcement, schools have reopened in the capital city of Tbilisi, the western city of Kutaisi, and the southern city of Rustavi – the only remaining locations in Georgia where they were closed before today. While distance learning will remain an option, all those attending school between 5th and 12th grade will be mandated to wear a face mask. In addition, open-air food facilities, which have been operating exclusively in the coastal Adjara region since February 1, have now reopened nationwide, albeit are only allowed to operate during weekdays. Sunday, February 1411:20 GMT+4 – 570 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 570 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 101 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 469 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 357 new cases, 150 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 49 in Imereti, 49 – Kakheti, 19 – Shida Kartli, 27 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 35 – Guria, 20 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Adjara, 9 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 2 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 357 New Cases, 652 More Recoveries, 9 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 357 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 265,557. In the meantime, 652 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 258,093. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 9 to 3,352. The number of active cases stands at 4,086.Saturday, February 13 23:00 GMT+4 – 34 New Cases, 137 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 34 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,059. 137 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,765. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 1 to 192, while the number of active cases in the region to date stands at 102. 11:20 GMT+4 – 692 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 692 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 81 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 611 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 535 new cases, 201 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 101 in Imereti, 36 – Kakheti, 40 – Shida Kartli, 42 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 32 – Guria, 36 – Kvemo Kartli, 28 – Adjara, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 10 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti11:00 GMT+4 – 535 New Cases, 757 More Recoveries, 7 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 535 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 265,200. In the meantime, 757 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 257,441. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 7 to 3,343. The number of active cases stands at 4,390.Friday, February 1221:30 GMT+4 – 37 New Cases, 321 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 37 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 12,025. 321 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,628. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 191, while the number of active cases in the region to date stands at 206. 13:05 GMT+4 – 10 New Cases, 1 More Recovery Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,032. 1 more patient has recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,179. 11:20 GMT+4 – 608 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 608 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 142 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 466 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 507 new cases, 191 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 108 in Imereti, 40 – Kakheti, 40 – Shida Kartli, 46 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 20 – Guria, 26 – Kvemo Kartli, 19 – Adjara, 9 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 5 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti11:00 GMT+4 – 507 New Cases, 660 More Recoveries, 15 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 507 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 264,665. In the meantime, 660 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 256,684. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 15 to 3,336. The number of active cases stands at 4,619.Thursday, February 1121:30 GMT+4 – 55 New Cases, 364 More Recoveries, 2 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 55 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,988. 364 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 11,307. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 2 to 189, while the number of active cases in the region to date stands at 492. 11:55 GMT+4 – 15 New Cases, 4 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,022. 4 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,178. 11:20 GMT+4 – 682 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 682 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 100 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 582 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 557 new cases, 209 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 113 in Imereti, 33 – Kakheti, 63 – Shida Kartli, 24 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 33 – Guria, 43 – Kvemo Kartli, 21 – Adjara, 10 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti11:00 GMT+4 – 557 New Cases, 639 More Recoveries, 10 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 557 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 264,158. In the meantime, 639 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 256,024. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 10 to 3,321. The number of active cases stands at 4,787.Wednesday, February 1021:30 GMT+4 – 64 New Cases, 76 More Recoveries, 3 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 64 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,933. 76 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,943. The number of COVID-related fatalities rose by 3 to 187, while the number of active cases in the region to date stands at 803. 16:35 GMT+4 – 16 New Cases, 21 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 16 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 3,007. 21 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,174.12:40 GMT+4 – COVID Regulations Extended in Abkhazia Moscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia have once again extended existing COVID-19 restrictive measures until March 10, last set to expire on February 10. The bans on mass gatherings in restaurants, banquet halls and other enterprises of public catering, as well as on holding mass business, sports, entertainment and other events in closed spaces have been prolonged. The functioning of indoors sports facilities, spa salons, massage parlors, saunas, children’s centers, among others, will continue to be prohibited. Wearing facemasks when using public transportation will also remain mandatory.Preschool and elementary school education facilities of the occupied region will return to physical attendance starting February 15, while school for students from grade 5 to 11 will resume from February 22. The outdoor areas of food facilities will also reopen come February 15.In addition, the culture ministry of occupied Abkhazia has been instructed to detail working hours and other conditions for cultural institutions to resume work starting February 15.  11:20 GMT+4 – 687 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 687 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 124 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 563 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 544 new cases, 226 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 78 in Imereti, 38 – Kakheti, 43 – Shida Kartli, 57 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 26 – Guria, 23 – Kvemo Kartli, 29 – Adjara, 13 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 6 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 5 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti11:00 GMT+4 – 544 New Cases, 469 More Recoveries, 5 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 544 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 263,601. In the meantime, 469 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 255,385. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 5 to 3,311. The number of active cases stands at 4,879.Tuesday, February 923:00 GMT+4 – 51 New Cases, 111 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 51 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,869. 111 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,867. With 184 total COVID-related fatalities recorded, the number of active cases to date stands at 818. 17:25 GMT+4 – Russian Mobile Hospital Extends Stay in AbkhaziaThe mobile hospital of the Russian Defense Ministry, which arrived in the occupied Abkhazia region on October 19, will remain in Sukhumi for an extended period of time. The mobile medical unit was expected to leave the occupied region on February 15. 12:10 GMT+4 – Wearing Face Masks Mandatory for School Students Education Minister Mikheil Chkhenkeli announced today that wearing face masks at school will be mandatory for students from 5th to 12th grade. Physical attendance at school resumed on February 1 in the port cities of Batumi and Poti, as well as in Zugdidi, Gori and Telavi. As for the capital city of Tbilisi, the western city of Kutaisi, and the southern city of Rustavi, students are expected to return to school starting February 15. 12:00 GMT+4 – 3 New Cases, 20 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 3 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 2,991. 20 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,153. 11:20 GMT+4 – 665 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 665 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 168 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 497 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 829 new cases, 314 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 150 in Imereti, 73 – Kakheti, 63 – Shida Kartli, 95 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 43 – Guria, 37 – Kvemo Kartli, 37 – Adjara, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 9 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 1 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti11:00 GMT+4 – 829 New Cases, 566 More Recoveries, 8 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 829 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 263,057. In the meantime, 566 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 254,916. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 8 to 3,306. The number of active cases stands at 4,809.Monday, February 823:00 GMT+4 – 18 New Cases, 131 More Recoveries, 3 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 18 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,818. 131 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,756. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 3, reaching 184. The number of active cases to date stands at 878. 11:20 GMT+4 – 574 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 574 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 124 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 450 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 204 new cases, 86 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city,  32 in Imereti, 8 – Kakheti, 13 – Shida Kartli, 14 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 18 – Guria, 16 – Kvemo Kartli, 11 – Adjara,  3 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 204 New Cases, 736 More Recoveries, 15 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 204 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 262,228. In the meantime, 736 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 254,350. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 15 to 3,298. The number of active cases stands at 4,554.05:00 GMT+4 – Ban on Municipal Transport Lifted, Marketplaces Reopen NationwideAs per the Georgian Government’s announcement, the ban on municipal transportation has been lifted in the capital city of Tbilisi, the western city of Kutaisi, and the southern city of Rustavi. In addition, today open and closed marketplaces resumed working nationwide. The easing of said restrictions is only in effect during weekdays. Sunday, February 711:20 GMT+4 – 668 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 668 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 68 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 600 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations.11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 404 new cases, 188 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city,  73 in Imereti, 33 – Kakheti, 30 – Shida Kartli, 26 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 26 – Guria, 10 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Adjara, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti, 1 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti.11:00 GMT+4 – 404 New Cases, 799 More Recoveries, 14 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 404 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 262,024. In the meantime, 799 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 253,614. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 14 to 3,283. The number of active cases stands at 5,101.Saturday, February 623:00 GMT+4 – 39 New Cases, 27 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 39 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,800. 27 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,625. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 1, reaching 181. The number of active cases to date stands at 994. 11:20 GMT+4 – 573 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 573 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 116 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 457 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 602 new cases, 246 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city,  101 –  Imereti,  77 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 54 – Kakheti, 30 in Adjara, 30 – Guria, 21 – Shida Kartli, 16 – Kvemo Kartli, 10 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 10 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 7 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.  11:00 GMT+4 – 602 New Cases, 569 More Recoveries, 11 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 602 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 261,620. In the meantime, 569 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 252,815. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 11 to 3,269. The number of active cases stands at 5,510.Friday, February 523:00 GMT+4 – 23 New Cases, 175 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,761. 175 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,598. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities remains at 180. The number of active cases to date stands at 983. 13:05 GMT+4 – 25 New Cases, 13 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 25 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 2,961. 13 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,133. 11:20 GMT+4 – 734 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 734 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 87 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 646 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 538 new cases, 227 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 25 in Adjara, 44 – Shida Kartli,  83 –  Imereti, 31 – Kakheti, 60 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 35 – Kvemo Kartli, 9 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 6 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 16 – Guria, 2 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.  11:00 GMT+4 – 538 New Cases, 498 More Recoveries, 18 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 538 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 261,018. In the meantime, 498 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 252,246. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 18 to 3,258. The number of active cases stands at 5,488.Thursday, February 423:00 GMT+4 – 54 New Cases, 89 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 54 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,738. 89 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,423. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 1 to 180 in the region. The number of active cases to date stands at 1,135. 12:00 GMT+4 – 12 New Cases, 6 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 2,936. 6 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,120. 11:20 GMT+4 – 765 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 765 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 134 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 631 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 583 new cases, 243 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 34 in Adjara, 31 – Shida Kartli,  98 –  Imereti, 48 – Kakheti, 58 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 46 – Kvemo Kartli, 2 – Mtskheta-Mtianeti, 9 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 10 – Guria, 4 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.  11:00 GMT+4 – 583 New Cases, 671 More Recoveries, 19 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 583 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 260,480. In the meantime, 671 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 251,748. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 19 to 3,240. The number of active cases stands at 5,466.Wednesday, February 323:00 GMT+4 – 64 New Cases, 136 More Recoveries, 1 Fatality Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 64 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,684. 136 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,334.  The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 1 to 179. The number of active cases to date stands at 1,171. 13:15 GMT+4 – 13 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 2,924. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,114. 11:20 GMT+4 – 680 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 680 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 110 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 570 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 688 new cases, 295 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 23 in Adjara, 45 – Shida Kartli,  126 –  Imereti, 50 – Kakheti, 69 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 31 – Kvemo Kartli, 7 – Mtskheta Mtianeti, 7 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 32 – Guria, 3 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.  11:00 GMT+4 – 688 New Cases, 788 More Recoveries, 13 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 688 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 259,897. In the meantime, 788 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 251,077. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 13 to 3,221. The number of active cases stands at 5,573.Tuesday, February 223:00 GMT+4 – 56 New Cases, 296 More Recoveries Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 56 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,620. 296 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 10,198. 178 total COVID-related deaths have been recorded in the region since the onset of the virus. The number of active cases to date stands at 1,244.12:40 GMT+4 – 21 New Cases, 12 More Recoveries Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 2,911. 12 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 2,102. 11:20 GMT+4 – 805 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 805 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 164 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 641 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 858 new cases, 339 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 53 in Adjara, 50 – Shida Kartli,  158 –  Imereti, 44 – Kakheti, 85 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 49 – Kvemo Kartli, 21 – Mtskheta Mtianeti, 15 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 38 – Guria, 6 – Racha-Lechkhumi – Kvemo Svaneti.  11:00 GMT+4 – 858 New Cases, 580 More Recoveries, 14 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 858 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 259,209. In the meantime, 580 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 250,289. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 14 to 3,208. The number of active cases stands at 5,686.Monday, February 123:00 GMT+4 – 44 New Cases, 82 More Recoveries, 6 Fatalities Reported in AbkhaziaMoscow-backed authorities in Abkhazia reported 44 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of the total confirmed cases in the region to 11,564. 82 more patients have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 9,902. 6 more COVID-related fatalities were reported, taking the number of deaths in the region since the onset of the virus to 178. The number of active cases to date stands at 1,484.12:05 GMT+4 – 21 New Cases Reported in TskhinvaliKremlin-backed South Ossetian authorities have reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the occupied region’s total confirmed cases to 2,890. The total number of recoveries in the region stands at 2,090.11:20 GMT+4 – 779 People Fined for Defying COVID-19 RegulationsGeorgian Interior Ministry has revealed 779 cases of disobeying regulations imposed against the spread of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. In particular, police have fined 94 citizens for defying isolation and/or quarantine rules, including those who violated the 21:00 – 05:00 curfew. 685 citizens were also fined for breaching face mask regulations. 11:15 GMT+4 – Breakdown of New CasesAccording to the Georgian authorities, out of 240 new cases, 86 were confirmed in Tbilisi, the capital city, 15 in Adjara, 21 – Shida Kartli,  37 –  Imereti, 17 – Kakheti, 28 – Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti, 19 – Kvemo Kartli, 6 – Mtskheta Mtianeti, 8 – Samtskhe-Javakheti, 3 – Guria. 11:00 GMT+4 – 240 New Cases, 681 More Recoveries, 16 FatalitiesGeorgia has confirmed 240 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally of the total confirmed cases to 258,351. In the meantime, 681 more patients have recovered, taking the number of recoveries to 249,709. The number of COVID-19 related fatalities rose by 16 to 3,194. The number of active cases stands at 5,422.05:00 GMT+4 – Certain COVID-19 Measures Lifted As per the Georgian Government’s January 22 announcement, municipal transport, schools, shops and shopping malls have reopened in the cities of Batumi, Zugdidi, Gori, Poti and Telavi, albeit during weekdays only. Shops and shopping malls have resumed work in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Rustavi on weekdays. Outdoor areas of restaurants and other food facilities have reopened exclusively in the coastal Adjara region, also only allowed to receive clients on workdays. In addition, the ban on regular flights has been lifted. Earlier Live Updates:This post is also available in:
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