State witnesses surge of 673 COVID-19 cases




Goa reported a surge in COVID-19 positive cases as 673 more people were infected with the dreaded virus on Thursday.

With these fresh cases, the number of confirmed positive cases has crossed 30,000-mark in the state, and now, stands at 30,552.

The number of active positive cases in Goa has reached 5,822 with 673 fresh cases reported on Thursday.

At the same time, 490 more people, who had tested positive for COVID, defeated the dreaded virus during the last 24 hours.

So far, 24,347 patients have been cured of COVID-19, with a recovery rate of 79.69 per cent.

According to the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services, on Thursday evening, a total of 2,111 swab samples were tested during the last 24 hours, whereas 246 COVID positive persons were hospitalized, and 427 asymptomatic patients have opted for
home isolation.

The Urban Health Centre, Margao, still has the highest number of active positive cases at 454, followed by the Community Health Centre, Sankhali with
429 cases.

The active positive cases in the jurisdictions of other urban health centers are as follows: Panaji – 355, Vasco – 335, and Mapusa – 261.

Among the community health centres, Bicholim has 243 active cases, Pernem  256 cases, Valpoi 252 cases, Curchorem 91 cases and Canacona 109 cases.

The primary health centres having the highest active positive cases include PHC Porvorim – 382 followed by PHC Cortalim with 269 cases.

Other primary health centres having active positive cases are: PHC Chimbel with 232 cases and PHC Ponda with
193 cases.

In North Goa district, number of active positive cases under other PHCs stand as follows: PHC Aldona -150, PHC Betki -155, PHC Candolim -151, PHC Cansarvanem – 79, PHC Colvale – 44, PHC Corlim – 211, PHC Siolim – 209, and PHC Mayem -53.

In South Goa,  number of active positive cases in other PHCs stand as follows: PHC Balli – 61, PHC Cansaulim -149, PHC Chinchinim – 51, PHC Curtorim -36, PHC Loutolim – 96, PHC Marcaim – 87, PHC Quepem – 96, PHC Sanguem – 87, PHC Shiroda – 37, PHC Dharbandora  -130 and PHC Navelim -68.

The health bulletin also stated that in North Goa out of total bed capacity of 545, currently 239 are vacant, and in South Goa, out of 1,006 beds, 513 are vacant in various COVID care centres.