Goa : Goa’s Covid-19 mortality count shot up to 642 on Saturday with eight deaths. Of this, two patients died within 24 hours of admission to the hospital.Seven deaths were reported from Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital and one patient died at ESI-Covid hospital in Margao. Dr S M Bandekar, GMC dean and in charge of Covid hospitals, said a 72-year-old from Ponda died within eight hours of admmission to the hospital whereas a 55-year-old from Cortalim succumbed to the virus less than two hours after he was admitted.
Other deaths were of five men – a 65-year-old from Bhatkal, Karnataka, a 90-year-old from Calangute, a 83-year-old and a 48-year-old from Mapusa, a 65-year-old from Assonora, and a 56-year-old woman from Cortalim, all having comorbid conditions.Meanwhile, with 169 new infections and 183 recoveries on Saturday, state’s active cases stood at 2,035.
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