The state recorded its seventh Covid-19 death after Pascoal D’Souza, 72, a councillor of the Mormugao Municipal Council, died of the infection at the ESI-Covid hospital on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, for the first time, the number of recovered cases overtook the number of active ones after 111 patients were declared cured on Sunday. This, along with 77 new cases, brought the total active case count down to 818. Thus, out of the 1,761 total cases the state has seen so far, more than 50% have recovered.
Sawant also said that Covid care facilities in the state have been expanded, and if need be, a second Covid care hospital will also be declared. He also said that the state has ramped up its testing capacity and now does almost 2,300 tests a day.
Another slum area, Indiranagar in Chimbel, also reported a spike in cases on Sunday as 13 new infections were detected. In Camrabhat, too, five more patients tested positive, while isolated cases were detected in Curchorem and Thivim.