The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia issued a statement saying that not a single case of infection with a new strain of coronavirus EG.5 has been recorded in Georgia.
As noted in the center, only the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health conducts laboratory surveillance of new strains of the virus.
“Not a single case of a new strain of coronavirus EG.5 in Georgia has been confirmed by the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. Laboratory surveillance for new variants of the virus is carried out only by the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. In addition, only the National Centers for Disease Control and Public Health has the ability to confirm new variants of the virus, and no information has been received about the confirmation of a new strain by private laboratories.
The center continues to actively monitor the spread of circulating Covid-19 variants, as well as other viruses, in the country. According to the World Health Organization, the EG.5 strain of coronavirus does not cause symptoms other than the currently common Omicron strain or the development of severe disease, therefore does not require a different response and is under control according to standard protocols.
For information, cases of a new strain of coronavirus have been detected in 51 countries around the world. According to Western media, from July 10 to August 6, more than 1.5 million cases were detected, which is 80% more than in the previous 28 days.