Goa: While the state recorded 211 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday, six deaths have taken Goa’s death toll to 577. The state reported less than 400 daily covid infections for the 12th consecutive day. Goa, now, has a total of 2,575 active cases.All the six mortalities were reported at the Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital. “All the patients were in the ICU for an average of at least 10 to 12 days and received care as per protocol. Despite optimum treatment they succumbed to the Covid-19 infection,” GMC dean Dr S M Bandekar said.
The mortalities included a 83-year-old woman from Panaji and five men aged 50, 59, 73, 75, 76 years, from Mandrem, Neura, Mapusa, Valpoi, Orlim respectively. While five of them had diabetes and hypertension along with other comorbidities, one had an earlier cerebrovascular accident. Almost all had developed bilateral Covid pneumonia and died after 14 to 21 days of admission at GMC.On the other side, state’s recovery rate has risen to 92.54% where a total of 39,090 persons have recovered. On Sunday, 321 persons have recovered and 40 new patients were hospitalised and 68 allowed to isolate themselves at home. A total of 1,018 samples were tested on Sunday.
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