Panaji: Goa witnessed historical spike in the number of COVID-19 infection cases on Wednesday with 47 people testing positive on a single day, taking the tally of infected patients to cross hundred mark in the coastal state.
Goa which was declared as Green Zone, a month back, on May 03, now has 69 active cases out of 126 people who were detected positive for COVID-19 infection.
The number of infections skyrocketed on Wednesday after State identified Mangor Hill locality in Vasco town in South Goa as containment zone, mounting the testing in it.
Health Department official said that 42 people from Mangor Hill locality tested positive on Wednesday out of total 47 fresh cases.
As per the medical bulletin issued here, two who were tested positive had travelled from Maharashtra while three had arrived from a flight – Dubai (2) and one from Hyderabad.
All the people who were tested positive have been admitted to ESI hospital in Margao town, which is a specially designated facility established by Goa government.
Meanwhile. Mangor Hill locality in the port town has become a bone of contention with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stating that it was a “local infection” and not the community infection. He said that entire area, which has around 2,000 houses, has been cordoned off, while state authorities have made arrangements to provide essentials to the people living there.