TBILISI:- A Georgian healthcare expert has said the current coronavirus situation in the country is actually worse than it was in India recently."Proportionally, if you compare morbidity we have today per 100,000 residents with what was in India, it's five times as high," Paata Imnadze, deputy director of the Georgian Health Ministry's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, said at a press briefing on Thursday.
Amiran Gamkrelidze, director of the center, said when asked whether the government is considering the opening of field hospitals around the country that all possible options are under consideration to make sure that none of those infected is left without medical aid.
Out of roughly 5,000 patients with coronavirus currently identified daily in Georgia, up to 12% require hospitalization, Gamkrelidze said.
Georgia recorded 5,128 daily cases of Covid-19 and 49 related deaths over the past 24 hours on Thursday, the Health Ministry said.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia has identified 466,326 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 6,279 related deaths.