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2891 cases of Covid-19 reported in Georgia over the weekend, experts are talking about positive changes

By Nika Gamtsemlidze
MOnday, December 28
Over the weekend, a total of 2891 cases were reported in Georgia. Experts say that one of the main reasons for decreasing the number of cases is the restrictions.

According to the official data from December 26, in 24 hours, a total of 14,421 new tests were taken. Out of these, 7170 were on antigen, and the remaining 7251 were regular PCR tests. Only 1784 were tested positive. On Saturday, 39 people have died because of the complications caused by Covid-19 whereas on Saturday, 4119 people have recovered

As for Sunday, on December 27, 1097 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Georgia. Also, 3208 have recovered, and 25 have died.

As of today, since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 221,605 cases have been reported in the country. Out of these, 203,547 people have recovered, and 2377 have died. Most of the cases are still reported in Tbilisi.

The deputy director of the Disease Control Center, Paata Imnadze, commented on the progress:

“The restrictions had an outcome; the situation is stabilizing. From 5000 cases a day, we are down to less than 2,000 cases a day. We have been having a positive statistic for the last few days. Only about 13-14% of all tests taken are positive. However, a lot depends on the next few days and the attitude of people, we should make sure to follow restrictions that are in place during the holiday season," said Imnadze.

On the other hand, the director of the First University Clinic, Levan Ratiani, says that lifting the restrictions before the New Year season will increase the number of infected people again in the following few weeks. Ratiani said that although the restrictions show a positive outcome, the past few days have proved that many people are not willing to follow the restrictions in place, adding it might cause increasing numbers of daily new cases in the next two weeks.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country since the start of the pandemic is more than 221,000. The number of people recovered is 203,547, while 2377 people have died from the complications of the coronavirus.