TBILISI, April 24. /TASS/. Six more COVID-19 cases have been identified in the South Caucasus Republic of Georgia and the total number of people infected with the disease has reached 431, the Georgian government reported on its website focused on keeping the public updated on the coronavirus situation.
The updated data show that over 5,100 people in Georgia are under a quarantine while 578 individuals are staying at inpatient clinics. A total of 114 people have recovered and five have died. In addition to that, three Georgian citizens infected with the novel coronavirus have been delivered to their home country from abroad.
Georgia declared a state of emergency over the pandemic from March 21 to May 22.
In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus — named COVID-19 by the WHO — have been reported in every corner of the globe.
On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, over 2,700,000 people have been infected worldwide and more than 191,000 deaths have been reported. In addition, so far, over 750,000 individuals have recovered from the illness across the globe.