PANJIM: A 19-year-old girl from Aquem, Margao was amongst the 36 who succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. She died hours after being admitted to the South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) on Wednesday.
As per the mortality bulletin issued, the girl, with severe bilateral COVID-19 pneumonia had complained seven days prior to admission in the hospital. She died the day she was admitted in the hospital.
There are six patients who died within 2-8 hours of admission in the hospital. With 36 deaths, the total mortality count stood at 1,146.
The day also saw, 3,019 new infections being reported taking the tally of active patients to 20,898. The positivity was at its highest that is 51 per cent.
For the last 15 months, Goa has reported 88,028 coronavirus cases of which 65,984 people have recovered till date.
Margao (1974), Candolim ( 1504), Porvorim ( 1392), Panjim ( 1343), Cortalim (1331), Ponda (1219) and Mapusa (1020) with over a thousand active cases are vulnerable to the infection. Several localities in some area have already been declared as micro-containment zones.