PANJIM: At 13.77 per cent positivity rate, Goa on Tuesday recorded a highest single-day spike this year in COVID-19 cases with 387 people testing positive for the infection in the last 24-hours.
After an initial downward trend in the new infection since October last year, the State began to head towards a possible second wave of coronavirus from mid-March.
The first six days of April reported 1,663 cases, which means on an average 277 new infections per day.
As per the Health Bulletin, of the 2,809 samples tested, 387 have tested positive for the infection, taking the count of active cases to 2,471.
Margao Health Centre has the maximum 254 active cases, followed by 248 in Panjim, 203 in Candolim, 192 in Ponda and 190 in Porvorim.
Health centres like Cortalim (140), Vasco (131), Mapusa (131) and Siolim (107) have active cases above hundred. Mayem and Marcaim health centres with nine active cases, each, are at the bottom.
Since March last year, till date, the State has had 59,702 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, the mortality count touched 838 with the death of a 58-year-old man from Mapusa, with co-morbidites, who succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The day also saw 95 patients recoverng from the infection taking the tally of cured patients to 56,393. The recovery rate is at 94.46 per cent.
As many as 175 patients opted for home isolation while 70 were hospitalised. There are total 17 travellers who are in the list of active cases.