Goa: The state’s active Covid-19 toll jumped to 2,642 after the addition of 506 new infections, by far the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began. Health minister Vishwajit Rane called on people to “follow strict protocol to keep themselves safe” and said the next 45-60 days would be crucial.
“The process is underway to introduce strict measures due to the spike,” said Rane. “I feel we must keep a tight vigil. A few days ago, some people held a party, and they were all educated people.”He was referring to a party recently held at Arpora, which culminated in a violent altercation.
The state on Sunday also saw its death toll rise to 75 after three persons succumbed to the infection. Two people — a 50-year-old man from Chorao and an 84-year-old woman from New Vaddem, both having comorbid conditions — died at the ESI-Covid hospital, Margao. Also, a 77-year-old man from Taleigao died at Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim.
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