Amonth ago, the thought that Goa’s active Covid tally would cross2,000 would have caused mass panic. Unfortunately, over 200 newcases each day and at least two to four Covid-related deaths every24 hours is now the new normal.On July 8, the total number of Covid-19 cases detected in Goa hadcrossed 2,000-mark and stood at 2,039. The 136 fresh Covid cases de-tected on that particular Wednesday were the highest single-day tallytill then. Active cases were 824 and a total of eight patients had lost theirlives to the disease. A total of 81,114 samples had been tested and thependency of samples at testing facilities was at 1,441.Previously, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Goa hadtouched 1,000-mark on June 26. It took three months for the figure to gofrom 1 to 1,000. Not so surprisingly, the number of cases had doubledwithin mere 13 days.Exactly after a month and a little over 64,000 sample test reports later,on August 8, the total confirmed cases have risen four times to 8,206.Death toll has surged to 72, a nine times increase. The active cases havealso swelled by over twice the figure a month ago to touch 2,332. Thependency of samples is now at 1,308. They say numbers don’t lie.