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Covid-related deaths rose 58% and new infections almost 40%

GOA: Covid-related deaths rose by 58% and new infections by almost 40% in September compared to August. The positivity rate too scaled to a worrisome 31% in September, well above the national average of eight percent.

A total of 235 deaths, an average of 7.8 each day, turned September into the deadliest month for the state. Almost half the total cases till date too were reported in September. August in comparison witnessed 149 deaths, an average of 4.8 each day. Majority of the mortalities in September were reported among the elderly with deceased in their 60s and 70s alone constituting more than 50% of fatalities.

The News24 Goa

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