GOA: The state’s confirmed Covid-19 count shot past the 2,000 mark on Wednesday after yet another single-day high of 136 new infections. With 51 persons being declared cured and discharged, the state’s active Covid tally stood at 824.
Another pharma company employee, a resident of Verla-Canca near Mapusa, also tested positive on Wednesday. She voluntarily got herself tested after some of her colleagues had tested positive.
Meanwhile, new cases reported over the past few weeks have indicated local transmission in the Vasco area, with Sada, Baina, New Vaddem, Zuarinagar and Khariawado as hotspots. These areas account for 229 of the state’s 824 active cases.
Mangor Hill, also in the vicinity, saw 18 new cases on Wednesday even as cases linked to the state’s first containment zone jumped by by 44. The day also saw cases reported from new locations like Carambolim, Chinchinim, Nerul, Cumbharjua and Benaulim. Moti Dongor, a densely-populated slum area in Margao, has 14 cases as of Wednesday.