GOA: The state’s active Covid-19 tally rose to 1,259 on Wednesday after yet another single-day high of 198 new infections were detected. This was the second consecutive high for the state after Tuesday’s tally of 170. Wednesday also saw 67 persons cured of the disease and discharged.
Over 100 of the day’s cases were linked to Mangor Hill, a disappointing development given the past few days has seen cases pertaining to the state’s first containment zone steadily dip. Also, the hotspot areas of Kharewada, New Vaddem, Zuarinagar, Sada and Baina — all in Vasco — reported a total of 81 cases on Wednesday.
Parts of Mapusa, too, have reported cases daily this week. This includes Karaswada, which has seen 16 cases over the past few days, and seven in Xelpem. Other areas that have seen a rise are Margao, Indiranagar, Ponda, Pernem and Dharbandora.
Meanwhile, the total number of tests the state has conducted on Wednesday neared the 1,00,000-mark. Goa, which has been testing aggressively, conducts more tests per million population than any other state in the country.