PANJIM: The number of COVID-19 cases has nearly doubled in the last six days with 40 new cases reported on Sunday. At present active cases are 212.
With the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) commencing surveillance across the State, the cases of the dreadful virus are steadily increasing in Goa. Consequential to the rising number of cases, a separate ward has been created in the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, to take care of the infected persons.
On Sunday, the total number of active cases rose to 212 from 109 that were recorded last Friday. 448 new samples of infected persons were tested, of which 40 were found to be Covid positive.
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said, “There is no need to unnecessarily press the panic button because we are witnessing a steady rise in the cases. We have started a separate ward in the GMC, as a precautionary measure," he said.
“We will follow the Central guidelines and won’t have any separate for Goa,” he added.
Earlier, the DHS said that there has been a rise in cases of COVID-19 in the State of Goa, as seen in many other parts of the country.
The DHS has advised the general public to follow a COVID appropriate behaviour by observing good personal hygiene, practice frequent hand washing with soap, follow respiratory etiquettes.