GOA: Fatorda has surpassed Margao in terms of number of persons infected by Covid-19 with altogether 885 people having tested positive until August 31. It is followed closely by Margao with 818 cases. Fatorda currently has 392 active cases while Margao has 350, data obtained from health authorities reveal. Salcete has recorded altogether 4296 cases until August 31 with 1958 cases currently active.
Margao, however, accounted for 10 Covid deaths until August 31— the highest in Salcete — followed by Fatorda with seven. Gogol, which saw 223 positive cases so far with two deaths, currently has 125 active cases. Two more cases were recorded from Gogol on Tuesday.
Cases continue to spike in Fatorda and Margao with both towns reporting eight new cases on Tuesday. Cuncolim, which saw a spurt in cases in the Cuncolim industrial estate recently, has recorded altogether 297 cases, with 111 active ones. Two persons from Cuncolim succumbed to the infection. On Tuesday, four more cases were reported from Cuncolim.