Paata Imnadze, the Deputy Director of the National Center for Disease Control, says that 10 percent of new cases of coronavirus infection in Georgia are so-called Indian strains.
"Eighteen cases have been confirmed in the laboratory, but according to our calculations, 10 percent of new cases of infection, or maybe a little more, are the result of the so-called Indian strain or delta strain.
In most countries, the number of new cases is declining, but there are a few countries where the opposite is happening. For example, the number of cases in our neighboring Russia is increasing. Britain, where you know that 98 percent of the population is vaccinated, has also changed its mind about lifting the restrictions," Imnadze said.
According to him, the Indian strain spreads faster and is more like common cold and flu-like illness.
"It's dangerous; people may not pay attention, especially young people, because the virus can seem like a cold. For young people, it is not a difficult process yet, but it can be fatal for their older family members," Paata Imnadze said.