TBILISI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Georgia confirmed five new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 973.
Meanwhile, 4,851 people are under a 14-day mandatory quarantine, while 231 are under observation in hospital, according to the country's center for disease control.
As of Friday, 846 of the 973 patients have recovered, while 15 others have died, the center said.
According to the country's defense ministry, 28 Georgian soldiers were transported back from Afghanistan earlier Friday after having tested positive for the coronavirus.
Georgia reported its first case of COVID-19 on Feb. 26.