GOA: The state’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 22 on Sunday after a 67-year-old man from Chimbel succumbed to the infection at the ESI-Covid hospital, Margao, on Sunday. The day also saw the state’s active cases drop to 1,417 after the number of those cured and discharged 180 was more than the 173 fresh cases it reported.
Most of the new cases were reported in South Goa. The Vasco urban health centre added 20 cases to its tally, increasing its active count to 292, while Cortalim too saw 10 more cases, taking its count to 355.
Porvorim added to its tally, taking its total up to 24. A health official said that new cases in the past two days have been detected in Britona, Socorro and Salvador do Mundo, and that all of their contacts have been traced and quarantined. Meanwhile, Loutolim, which had 33 active cases on Saturday, saw its tally drop to 6 on Sunday. In Margao, too, two persons were declared cured on Sunday, while in Quepem, the total active count dropped from 25 to 14 in a single day.
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