50% of cases are Omicron - NCDC

50% of cases are Omicron - NCDC

access_time2022-01-18 13:49:32

According to Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, 1254 cases of Omicron have been confirmed in the laboratory in the country; Of these, 14 people were hospitalized and 13 have already been discharged.

Gamkrelidze stated about it after the sitting of the Interagency Coordination Council at the government administration. As Gamkrelidze noted, out of 1254 confirmed cases, approximately 17-20% are re-infected.

Today we have a so-called anti-record of cases - 7 521, which was not yet the case during the pandemic. The rate of positivity has also increased.

The only positive thing is that the mortality rate is declining and a few days ago we came below our threshold. Gradually this heavy indicator is also declining. 50% of positive cases in the country are Omicron. In Tbilisi, where we have the highest number of cases, the share of Omicron is 65%. We have 30-35% in the regions. Adjara and Guria follow Tbilisi in terms of incidence. However, Imereti, Adjara and Shida Kartli are in second place after Tbilisi in terms of Omicron index, Gamkrelidze said.

According to him, so far, the cases of Omicron are relatively light compared to Delta, but we should not loosen up, because if there are many cases at once, the result will be different.

Gamkrelidze called on the population to take the third booster dose, because studies show that booster works effectively against the Omicron strain too.


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