GOA: Mormugao taluka saw its 12th death after a 47-year-old covid positive man from chicalim succumbed on Tuesday morning while undergoing treatment at ESI hospital in Margao. The deceased, Agustinho Fernandes, is the third person from Chicalim to succumb to the virus.
Fernandes, who was running a tea stall near the Chicalim panchayat office, tested positive 15 days back. The first Chicalim resident to die of the virus on July 5 was 72-year-old Pascoal D’Souza, a councillor of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC). The second death was of Susheelabai Chiplunkar, 80, on July 12.
D’Souza said KTC chairman and Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida arranged for KTC buses to ferry people from inside the containmnet zone to the stadium for swab collection.