321 more COVID-19 cases found in state

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NT NETWORK

Panaji

Goa crossed 40,000-mark of COVID-19 confirmed positive cases as 321 new positive cases were detected on Friday. According to the media bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Services on Friday, 449 more people have recovered from the dreaded infection during the last 24 hours.

Goa has been witnessing higher number of recoveries than fresh positive COVID cases for the last many days.

So far, 35,610 people, who were infected with coronavirus, have recovered, with the recovery rate of 88.82 per cent.

The number of active positive cases has been also declining for the last many days, and current active cases in the state stand at 3,950, which include 2,210 cases in North Goa, 1,737 cases in South Goa and three travelers to the state.

During the last 24 hours, 1,256 swab samples were tested; 47 symptomatic patients were admitted in hospitals and 222 more asymptomatic patients opted for home
isolation.

The death toll linked to COVID-19 rose to 531 after six more persons succumbed to the virus during the last 24 hours.

Presently, active positive cases in the jurisdictions of urban health centres stand as follows:  Margao – 296, Vasco -216, Panaji -216 and Mapusa -213.

Active positive cases in the jurisdictions of community health centres stand as follows: Sankhali – 202, Bicholim – 88, Pernem -110, Valpoi -116, Curchorem -102 and Canacona -91.

The active positive cases in the jurisdictions of primary health centres are as follows: Porvorim – 297, Aldona – 84, Betki – 82, Candolim -168, Cansarvanem – 38, Colvale – 79, Corlim -112, Chimbel – 253, Siolim -119, Mayem -33, Balli – 44, Cansaulim – 70, Chinchinim -21, Cortalim -172  Curtorim – 75, Loutolim -72, Marcaim -73, Quepem – 83, Sanguem – 48, Shiroda – 51, Dharbandora – 31, Ponda – 233 and Navelim – 59.

The health bulletin also stated that in North Goa, out of total bed capacity of 469, currently 241 beds are vacant, and in South Goa, out of 1,006 beds, 736 are vacant in various COVID care centres.