GOA: The state’s active Covid-19 tally rose by 636 and its death toll by 10, both single-day highs, even as its post-Ganesh Chaturthi spike continued with the tally touching 4,000 new infections. While the state took 55 days to reach its first 100 deaths, its second hundred came in a mere 19 days as Goa’s toll on Wednesday stood at 204. The government has attributed the rise in deaths to patients coming late for treatment.
Health minister Vishwajit Rane said that the government would come out with a “white paper” on the rising mortality rate.
“We have taken a break-up of deaths,” he said. “Many people come to the hospital at the middle stage of the infection. Some come after five days, and some even ten days later, and after developing the symptoms.” He was replying to a query why deaths have not dropped even after Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim, has started treating high-risk patients.
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