11 Jun 2021  |   06:02am IST

5,478 COVID cases, 12,478 recoveries in last 10 days

Positivity rate drops to 12.52% on Thursday with 413 cases, deaths 13
5,478 COVID cases, 12,478 recoveries in last 10 days

Team Herald

PANJIM: In the last ten days there have been 5,487 cases with a daily average of 548.7 cases. On Thursday, June 10, the COVID daily positive rate dropped down to 12.52%, which is comparatively lower to the high peaks of April and May. 413 new cases were reported while 3298 samples were tested.

13 deaths were reported on Thursday wherein only 11 took place within 24 hours of Thursday evening while two others took place on June 7.

In the same period there have been 12,478 recoveries with an average of 124.78 recoveries per day.

When it comes to the number of deaths in the last ten days, while 168 deaths have been reported with an average of 16.8 per day, there were also 5 additional deaths reported late between the period of May 26, 2021 and June 5.

It is to be noted that another 70 deaths were also reported late between August 2020 and May 2, by private hospitals.

For perspective, in the month of May, an average of 

2083.67 cases were reported per day and 2366.93 per day. The average of deaths in May was 44.75% but the percentage could be higher owing to the late deaths reported.

346 persons were placed under home isolation while 67 new patients were hospitalised and 86 persons were discharged from various hospitals.

585 persons recovered within the last 24 hours of Thursday evening and the recovery rate is now at 94.73%.

Out of the overall 13, 7 took place at Goa Medical College (GMC); 2 at the South Goa District Hospital (SGDH); 2 at private hospitals in South Goa (Trimurti and Grace Cardiac Hospital); and 2 at private hospitals in North Goa (Healthway and Manipal Hospital). 

Two of these deceased persons had no comorbid conditions. 

Amongst the youngest to succumb to the infection from the 13 deaths were a 33-year-old male from Narve; a 33-year-old female from Sindhudurg; a 35-year-old male from Canacona, and a 36-year-old male from Aldona.  All of the above were above 51 years of age

Meanwhile, the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) added that one additional death dated June 4, 2021, has been added to the cumulative deaths and that it was reported late from a private physician in Curtorim.

Primary Health Centre (PHC) Ponda with 535 cases, has jumped up and overtaken Urban Health Centre (UHC) Margao (385) that was so far leading the list of health centres with active cases. Besides these two, and UHC Panjim (279), no other health centre has above 275 active cases.