GOA: From March till August 16 a total of 104 people have succumbed to Covid-19, but more than 50% of the deaths have occurred in the last 16 days. A total of 57 people died between August 1 and 16. As Goa witnessed a steep rise in infections and at places other than Vasco since mid-last month, the mortality count rose. The death rate is, however, less than 1%, the lowest in the country.
June and July saw most mortalities reported from the port town, which had then turned out to be the hot spot with Mangor Hill, Zuarinagar, New Vaddem, Baina and Kharivaddo each having cases in the range of 200 to 300. Forty five per cent of the deaths have been reported from Vasco. Since last month the number of mortalities from Margao have risen, too. As many as 16 people from various parts of Margao have died.
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