With the fourth person in vasco succumbing to Covid-19 with 17 days, 44% of the deaths in the state are from the port town. The ninth covid victim, Mohamod Hanif Shah, 50, a resident of Vasco succumbed to the virus early Thursday morning at Goa Medical College and hospital, Bambolim.
According to sources, Shah was not keeping well for over a week and had visited some private doctors as he was suffering with fever and cough. On Wednesday night when he condition worsened, his family persuaded him to go for a swab test to the sub-district hospital at Chicalim.
“When Shah was brought to the hospital at around 10pm on Wednesday he showed all the symptoms of covid. His swab test was immediately done and he was referred to the GMC. Within two hours if was confirmed that the patient was Covid positive,” Dr Rajendea Borkar, health officer of the sub-district hospital. Shah passed away at around 3am on Thursday.