Second case of novel coronavirus confirmed in Georgia

Published in Health
Friday, 28 February 2020 16:15

The second case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Georgia – Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Diseases Control and Public Health said. The infected person returned to Georgia from Italy.

According to A. Gamkrelidze, Director of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, another person identified with new coronavirus is a Georgian citizen, who arrived in Kutaisi International Airport from Italy. According to A. Gamkrelidze, the person showed symptoms of the virus the next day after arriving in Georgia.

“The person did not show symptoms upon arrival. The symptoms began to emerge the next day. The person flew to Kutaisi from Italy. His/her condition is satisfactory”, Gamkrelidze said.

The National Center for Disease Control does not specify the sex and age of the infected person.

Georgia reported the first case of coronavirus in the country on February 26.

Six out of 21 patients placed at Tbilisi Hospital of Infectious Diseases will be transferred to the quarantine bloc – Marina Ezugbaia, Medical Director of the Hospital told journalists.

According to Ezugbaia, these six patients tested negative on novel coronavirus but will remain at the hospital because of flu symptoms revealed by the signs of fever and respiration system’s complications.


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