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Vasco records 100 positive cases

 The port town, the worst hit by the pandemic, recorded its fourth and the state’s ninth covid death on Thursday even as the state reported over 100 positive cases for the second consecutive day.

 “He was admitted in the isolation ward no. 113, but died within two hours. The ward was sanitised after his body was shifted to the morgue,” GMC dean Dr S M Bandekar said.

On Thursday, for the second day in a row, the state reported over 100 cases, increasing its active case count to 869. Since Saturday, Goa has seen a jump in cases with a total of 682 cases being detected in six days.

Out of 3,831 samples tested on Thursday, 2,139 returned negative and 1,580 reports are still awaited. With one of staffer of the North Goa district and sessions court  testing positive, the department of law has issued a circular listing instructions to be followed while conducting court proceedings.