Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Margao sees a sharp spike in Covid cases

THE GOAN NETWORK | APRIL 08, 2021, 12:31 AM IST

MARGAO
COVID cases in Margao witnessed a sharp rise, around 41 new cases to be precise in the last 24 hours, even as the number of COVID patients admitted to the COVID care centre at the ESI hospital, Margao went up to 12 on Wednesday.

This is the third consecutive day COVID cases have seen a spike in the commercial capital with the number of cases reported as on Wednesday touching a whopping 295. The number of cases reported at the Margao Urban Health centre was pegged on Tuesday to 254.

Cases in the commercial capital has increased from 30 on Monday, 18 on Tuesday and a whopping 41 cases on Wednesday, indicating that COVID cases are on the rise in the city.

At the ESI hospital, Margao, which has been notified as a COVID care centre, the number of asymptomatic patients admitted in the hospital has gone  up to 12 on Wednesday. The ESI hospital resumed its operations as a COVID care centre on Monday after the lone COVID care centre at the multipurpose stadium was declared full with patients.

The ESI hospital has allotted two floors for the COVID care centre with a total bed strength of 84 beds, 42 beds each for male and female patients.

Meanwhile, city-based doctor and ART OF LIVING Teacher Dr Venkatesh Hegde has requested the government to act effectively by controlling the people, their festivals, weddings, their groups and negligence and also stop people from Maharashtra from entering Goa to contact the COVID pandemic.

Saying that Goans welcomed the pandemic, Dr Hegde said the festivals were celebrated with large number of people coming together. “The Jatras at different temples, municipality elections, many other festivals Goans celebrated with intense enthusiasm.  At the weddings, the Church played a big role by maintaining discipline and the Temple of Shri Damodar Zambaulim cancelled the Gulal festival, where lot of people use to gather.”, he said.

Dr Hegde, however, said that  volunteers did not follow any rules during the Municipal and other elections  and today a big devil of CORONA PANDEMIC is in Goa. “All hospital wards full, a great fear everywhere in the state. Our neighbour Maharashtra is burning with COVID 19”, he said.

Saying that the Coronavirus is very dangerous, it can be controlled by social distancing, mask, avoiding groups of people and washing hands before eating. “Goa is highly literate and also people from Goa are very intelligent. So many thought this will not affect Goa”, he added.


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