Goa: An eight month old girl from Sirvoi, Quepem, with a rare genetic disorder on Tuesday became the state’s youngest Covid-19 victim. The girl suffered from glycogen storage disease type-III, which involves a build-up of a complex sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. Goa Medical College dean Dr S M Bandekar said that glycogen storage disease is fatal, and that the life expectancy of a child with this disorder is normally reduced. He said she tested positive and died less than 24 hours after hospitalization.
With the girl’s death, the state’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 469, with eight deaths reported on Tuesday.
Three people who succumbed to the virus on Tuesday were under 50. Two men a 49-year old from St Estevam and a 50-year old from Morjim and a 46-year old woman from Corjuem, all having comorbid conditions, died within two days of admission to hospital. The News24 Goa