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Georgia reports 196 new COVID-19 cases

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BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.16

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

Georgia has reported 196 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Sept.16, which brings the total number of infected people to 2,758, Trend reports via Georgian media.

Some 31 patients have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, increasing the total to 1,412.

To date, 19 patients died of COVID-19 in the country. Currently, 6,633 people are under quarantine, and 836 – under medical observation.

“Unfortunately, the second COVID-19 wave, which was predicted by epidemiologists around the world, has already begun in Georgia,” Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava had said.

Georgia reported its first case of the coronavirus on February 26, 2020. Since then more than 225,000 people have been tested for the coronavirus in the country.

The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan – which is an international transport hub – began at a fishing market in late December 2019.

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