Death toll @ 315; most deceased suffered from co-morbid conditions
The number of Covid-related deaths and the number of new Covid cases continued to remain shockingly high in Goa on Tuesday with 11 deaths and 613 new cases being recorded in the daily bulletin of the Health Department.
The total number of Covid deaths has now touched 315 while the active count stands at 5,102.
Of the 11 deaths, nine deaths occurred at Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim and two deaths at ESI Covid Hospital in Margao. One of the deaths occurred at GMC within an hour of admission of the patient.
Presently, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Goa is 25,511 of whom 20,094 have recovered. Recovery rate is currently 78.76 per cent.
The deceased persons include a 27-year-old from Bicholim with diabetes and CKD, an 83-year-old from Paroda with hypertension, an 82-year-old from Vasco with diabetes and hypertension, an 82-year-old from Quepem with hypertension and COPD, a 34-year-old from Baga suffering from obesity, a 52-year-old from St Cruz with hypertension, a 55-year-old from Dabolim with hypertension, a 90 -year-old from Khorlim in Mapusa with a head injury, a 79-year-old from Porvorim with diabetes, COPD, dementia and hypertension, a 72-year-old from Amona in Bicholim with hypertension and a 68-year-old from Margao with no prior comorbid conditions.
As on Tuesday, 717 Covid beds are available including 178 in North Goa and 539 in South Goa.
Sopte admitted to Manipal hospital
PANAJI: BJP MLA of Mandrem constituency Dayanand Sopte has been admitted at Manipal Hospital in Dona Puala on Tuesday. Sopte had tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday along with St Cruz BJP MLA Tony Fernandes.
While both the MLAs are asymptomatic, Sopte had initially chosen to isolate at home while Fernandes had preferred to be admitted at Manipal Hospital on Monday itself.
39 new cases in Sattari; CM interacts with officials
VALPOI: Sattari recorded a rise in Covid cases after 39 persons tested positive on Tuesday.
The detection of many cases at a factory in Bhuimpal-Sattari prompted the company’s management to shut down the factory since Friday and the premises were also sanitised as a precautionary measure.
The rise in Covid cases has also put a strain at the Valpoi Community Health Centre, as over 400 patients are being examined every day.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant interacted with officials in Sattari through video conference on Tuesday evening, to take stock of the Covid situation in the taluka. Deputy Collector Rajesh Ajgaonkar, Joint Mamlatdar Sanjeevani Satardekar and health officials participated in the discussion.
Sources said the chief minister instructed officials to implement various measures to ensure that the number of cases does not increase over the next few weeks.