Covid19: 71 more cases in Goa, highest spike so far


Panaji:  Goa on Saturday reported the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases for the day with 71 people being tested with the infection.

State Health department said that the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 infection has touched 267 in Goa with 202 active patients.

Goa has been witnessing major spike in the number of cases from Mangor Hill area in Vasco town of South Goa. The area has already been declared as containment zone since Wednesday.

As per the health bulletin, out of 71 cases, sixty two were linked to Mangor Hill, while amongst others three have travelled by flight from Delhi, three have travelled by train from Maharashtra and three by road from Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Out of 2311 samples that were tested on Saturday, 1389 are negative, he said.

Meanwhile, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that the state is safe as the infection which is currently reported is through local transmission.

He denied that there is community transmission in the State, claiming that majority of the patients who have tested positive are from Mangor Hill area.


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