Number of Omicron cases surges in Georgia, NCDC Head says

The number of Omicron cases is increasing in Georgia, which accounts for 10% of confirmed cases, the head of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Amiran Gambrelidze, said Sunday, citing 1tv.ge.

Gamkrelidze expects Omicron cases to rise in the next two weeks.

“As of today, more than 4,00 hospital beds are available. The hospitalization rate associated with Omicron is not yet high. Only eight people have been hospitalized, five of whom are feeling well, while three remain in clinics due to underlying diseases.

The symptoms of Omicron are the same as the previous variants with some differences such as runny nose, night sweats and sore throat.

The head of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) stressed the need for a booster dose, as well as a face mask and social distancing.

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