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Active cases cross 1000 after 3 months | Goa News

PANAJI: Three Covid-19 related deaths were reported at Goa Medical College (GMC) on Sunday as the number of active cases crossed the 1,000 mark for the first time since December.
A 68-year-old man from Margao with severe Covid-19 pneumonia along with diabetes and ischemic heart disease succumbed after 11 days in hospital. Another 61-year-old woman from Betim with abdominal tuberculosis passed away after nine days of hospitalisation. Similarly, a 73-year-old man from Mapusa with diabetes and hypertension underwent treatment in the hospital for three days before he died. The immediate cause of his death was severe bilateral Covid pneumonia.
A total of 98 new Covid-19 infections were reported taking the state’s active tally to 1,013, for the first time since last year.
Active cases fell along with testing over the weekend. Positivity rate remained high at 6.8%. Only 1,435 samples were tested as opposed to 1,772 samples tested the previous day when 154 cases were detected. Nineteen persons have been hospitalised and 110 opted for home isolation.
The Panaji urban health centre has detected the highest number of active Covid cases at 123 followed by Ponda at 107 and Margao at 102. The Candolim health centre reported 62 active cases followed by Vasco with 62, Cansaulim with 59, Porvorim with 54 and Mapusa and Cortalim with 50 each.

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