Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze said that in comparison to other countries, Georgia's coronavirus death toll is relatively low and stands at 1% only. "This is a low figure if we compare it to that of other countries worldwide. However, each death is a great loss for the state and the families of the deceased," Tiakaradze declared.
Georgia recorded 538 new cases in the last 24 hours to bring the total tally to 222,143. A total of 2,766 people recovered in a single day, with the number reaching 206,313.
The country's death toll now stands at 2,418 (41 recent deaths).
Georgia confirmed its first COVID-19 case on 26 February 2020. The WHO labeled the novel virus a pandemic on 11 March 2020, with its outbreak starting in China in December of 2019. On 21 January, China confirmed that the new coronavirus is contagious and declared quarantine in its two cities.