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Jump in new Covid cases, active caseload now 996 | Goa News

PANAJI: Goa reported 154 new fresh infections on Saturday, pushing its count of active cases to 996.
With people not following any measures to safeguard against the coronavirus, experts have warned of a further rise in infections.
The caseload of Panaji reached 128 in the past 24 hours, with another high profile wedding contributing to the state capital’s rise on the Covid graph. The state’s case positivity rate rose to 8.6%.
Most of the new infections in Panaji reported during the day were from Dona Paula, Caranzalem and, Miramar.
Along with Margao, Panaji has been reporting 15 to 20 cases over the last ten days. Margao’s tally rose to 112, while that of Ponda, which has a population of over 75,000, increased to 96.
Cortalim, Mapusa, Candolim, Porvorim, Ponda, Chimbel, Vasco and Cansaulim are also witnessing a steady rise.
The rapid jump in fresh infections on Saturday surprised doctors as normally on a weekend fewer cases are reported.
The rise in infections was detected even as tests conducted during the last 24 hours were less than on Friday. On Saturday, 1,772 swab tests were done.
No casualties were reported during the day, with 56 patients declared cured. As many as 78 patients were home isolated and 10 were hospitalised.

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