GOA: The state crossed half century mark of Covid-related mortalities within the first seven days of October with 52 deaths. On Thursday, this figure went up to 55 with seven more succumbing to the virus, taking the cumulative deaths to 485.
Of the seven deaths reported, four took place at Goa Medical College (GMC), two at the ESI-Covid Hospital, Margao, and one at Hospicio Hospital, Margao. Two expired in the casualty of the ESI and Hospicio hospital and two did not have any comorbidities. CM Pramod Sawant attributed the deaths to patients seeking admission late and comorbid conditions. He said not a single patient had died due to shortage of supply of oxygen. He said it was not true that beds at GMC were full.
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