PANJIM: A total of 46 persons succumbed to COVID-19 on Monday and a total of 2,703 people were reported to have been infected with the virus. The total number of active cases has gone up to 25,389, while the COVID positivity rate as on Monday was a high 44.95 per cent.
As per the daily mortality bulletin released by DHS, there were 24 deaths reported at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), 14 deaths at the South Goa District Hospital (SGDH), 3 deaths at Sanguem Primary Health Centre (PHC), 2 deaths at the North Goa District Hospital (NGDH), 1 death at ESI COVID hospital Margao, 1 death at Dharbandora PHC and one death at a private hospital in North Goa.
The youngest to pass away was a 21-year-old woman from Jharkhand, while the remaining who were below the age of 45 included a 24-year-old man from Mapusa, a 30-year-old man from Amdai, a 40-year-old man from Bicholim and a 43-year-old from Sanguem.
Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant expressed his sadness about the high mortality rate on Monday and lamented that 12 patients had passed away within 24 hours of admission and that two were brought dead to the hospital. The total number of deaths since the pandemic began has risen up to 1,320.
The DHS daily health update also revealed that 288 new patients were hospitalised, whereas 3,473 patients have been placed under home isolation.
The recovery rate has dropped to 72.31 per cent and 1425 people have recovered within the last 24 hours.
The number of active cases at the Urban Health Centre (UHC) Margao has touched 2454, while the Bicholim Community Health Centre (CHC), Mapusa UHC, Panjim UHC, Candolim Primary Health Centre (PHC), Porvorim PHC, Cortalim PHC and Ponda PHC have all reported over 1,000 active cases.
Samples of 6013 persons were tested in the last 24 hours.