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Goa continues to have country’s highest Covid-19 testing rate

GOA: As Goa continues to have the country’s highest Covid-19 testing rate, the state’s positivity and mortality rates have also inched higher, indicating the state’s  struggle to contain the spread of the infection.  Over the past 30 days till August 13, Goa’s mortality rate increased from 0.6% to 0.9%. While it’s still lower than the national average rate of 2%, it remains a worrying sign.

Health minister Vishwajit Rane said that Goa has the country’s lowest fatality rate. However, states like Manipur and Kerala have a fatality  rate of 0.3%, while for Sikkim, the figure stands at 0.1%.

The News24 Goa

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