GOA: The state witnessed one of its worst Covid-19 days since the pandemic began after five persons died and 337 new infections were detected. Even as the death toll rose to 53, this past weekend itself accounted for over 500 new cases. The state also reported 230 recoveries.
All five patients who died four of whom were from Vasco, the worst-hit town in the state were under treatment at the ESI-Covid hospital in Margao. Four of them a 72-year-old man from Sada, a 54-year-old man from Zuarinagar, a 54-year-old man from Ponda, and a 72-year-old woman from New Vaddem — had comorbidities. The fifth death was that of a 45-year-old woman from Baina, Vasco.
The death of the 54-year-old in Durbhat was the first death in Ponda taluka. He was recently shifted to the Covid hospital from GMC, where he had gone for treatment of a kidney ailment. A van driver, he used to ferry kids to school.
The News 24 Goa