The number of infected people is growing in Georgia "omicron"

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Georgia on the verge of an epidemic storm – experts make disappointing forecasts

Georgia on the verge of an epidemic storm – experts make disappointing forecasts

Epidemiologists are anxiously awaiting the end of January, by which time the pandemic may reach an unprecedented peak in Georgia 11.01.2022, Sputnik Georgia

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TBILISI, 10 Jan – Sputnik. Georgian epidemiologists warn of a sharp deterioration in the epidemiological situation in the next two weeks. The sixth wave of the spread of coronavirus has begun in Georgia. Experts expect the peak spread of the new omicron strain by the end of January. The hospital sector is preparing for the maximum workload and the influx of a large number of patients. Allergologist-immunologist Bidzina Kulumbegov urges citizens to be careful, since a new strain has just appeared and is gaining momentum. Will schools open in Georgia from January 17 – expert opinion & gt; & gt; “Option” Omicron ” may be a light at the end of the tunnel. We often hear similar assessments in Georgia and in the international media, but we must not forget that we are only at the entrance of this tunnel, “Kulumbegov wrote on his Facebook page. Earlier, WHO representatives said that the new omicron strain could be the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic. By this time, 600 laboratory-confirmed cases of omicron have been identified in Georgia. But epidemiologists have already begun to actively monitor another new strain “deltacron”. It is a hybrid of the delta and omicron coronavirus strains found in Cyprus. It is still difficult for specialists to make predictions whether it is capable of displacing already widespread mutations. A new mutation of the coronavirus has not yet been identified in Georgia, according to the head of the National Technical Group of Immunization Advisers, Medical Director of the Iashvili, Professor Ivana Chkhaidze, it takes at least two weeks for specialists to be able to give an exact definition of the “deltacron” and understand whether it is more dangerous than the “omicron.” In Georgia, the epidemiological situation remains difficult. Over the past day, 2,953 new cases of infection have been detected. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 962 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in the country, more than 913 thousand have recovered, 14 218 have died. The first case of coronavirus in Georgia was detected on February 26, 2020. Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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Epidemiologists anxiously await the end of January, by which time the pandemic may reach an unprecedented peak in Georgia

TBILISI, 10 Jan – Sputnik. Georgian epidemiologists warn of a sharp deterioration in the epidemiological situation in the next two weeks.

The sixth wave of the spread of coronavirus has begun in Georgia. Experts expect the peak spread of the new omicron strain by the end of January. The hospital sector is preparing for maximum workload and an influx of large numbers of patients.

“We have practically already passed from the fifth wave to the sixth. I recently noted that it will be a storm with very serious consequences. In one or two weeks we will receive these results. Holidays will further accelerate the growth of the number of infected,” said the doctor of medical Sci., health expert Devi Tabidze.

Allergist-immunologist Bidzina Kulumbegov calls on citizens to be careful, since a new strain has just appeared and is gaining momentum.

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“The omicron option may be a light at the end of the tunnel. We often hear similar assessments in Georgia and in the international media, but we must not forget that we are only at the entrance of this tunnel,” Kulumbegov wrote on his own Facebook page.

Earlier, WHO representatives said that the new omicron strain could be the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

By this time, 600 laboratory-confirmed cases of omicron have been identified in Georgia. But epidemiologists have already begun to actively monitor another new strain “deltacron”. It is a hybrid of the delta and omicron coronavirus strains found in Cyprus. It is still difficult for specialists to make predictions whether it is capable of displacing already widespread mutations. In Georgia, a new mutation of the coronavirus has not yet been identified.

According to the head of the National Technical Group of Immunization Advisers, Medical Director of the Central Children’s Hospital. Iashvili, Professor Ivana Chkhaidze, it takes at least two weeks for the specialists to be able to give an exact definition of the “deltacron” and understand whether it is more dangerous than the “omicron”.

“It is too early to talk about this, based on the data of 25 people, on very scant information, only on the fact that he (” deltacron “- ed.) includes a set of two different options, “Chkhaidze said.

In Georgia, the epidemiological situation remains difficult. Over the past day, 2,953 new cases of infection have been detected. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 962 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in the country, more than 913 thousand have recovered, 14 218 have died. The first case of coronavirus in Georgia was detected on February 26, 2020.

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