GOA: The state saw its Covid-19 death toll rise to 45 after two persons succumbed to the infection at the ESI-Covid hospital in Margao. The state’s active tally remained 1,657, as 209 new cases were detected and 206 patients declared cured. A 49-year-old man from Querim-Sattari and a 73-year-old woman from Margao both having co-morbid conditions — succumbed to the virus.
Mohanan also said that under the Indian Medical Association (IMA)-Goa, two private Covid care centres have been started in North Goa and South Goa. Manipal hospital in Dona Paula, SMRC in Vasco and Victor hospital in Margao have complied with the health department’s directive and reserved 20% of their beds for Covid patients, she said.
Meanwhile, Mohanan denied complaints over the past few days that many who gave their samples for testing did not receive their Covid test result for five to seven days.
“I don’t accept that there is a delay of five to seven days . Though we had abacklog, it has been drastically reduced, the pending reports are of the past 48 hours,” said Mohanan.
The News24 Goa