PANJIM: Goa reported yet another highest single-day spike, with the number of cases now crossing the 4,000 figure, rising up to 4,195 new Covid cases. The COVID positivity rate still remains above 50%, currently at 51.35 per cent. The total number of active cases too has crossed the 30,000 figure, going up to 31,716 cases.
The number of deaths continues to be a source of concern. The Covid mortality bulletin released by the Directorate of Health Service (DHS) on Friday, showed a total of 56 deaths, of which 51 were reported in the last 24 hours, while five were reported on Wednesday.
DHS added that there were 32 deaths that took place at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), 16 deaths at the South Goa District Hospital (SGDH), 2 deaths at the North Goa District Hospital (NGDH), 1 at the Margao ESI Covid hospital, 1 was brought dead to Hospicio, 1 was brought dead to Community Health Centre (CHC) Canacona, 1 was brought dead to Primary Health Centre (PHC) Loutulim, 1 death at a private hospital in North Goa and 1 at a private hospital in South Goa.
DHS further added that there were seven COVID deaths, which were cases of reported dead on arrival.
They further explained that there four patients who passed away on May 5 and May 6 but whose COVID positive reports were available on Friday.
Amongst the youngest to succumb to the infection were a 17-year-old girl from Sindhudurg and a 31-year-old woman from Caranzalem.
The DHS Health Bulletin also revealed that there were 296 new patients who were hospitalised while there were 194 hospital discharges.
The recovery rate is now at 70.41 per cent and there were 2175 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Of the 8,170 samples tested, 3,606 new people were placed under home isolation.
The number of active cases of Urban Health Centre (UHC) Panjim crossed the 2,000 figure, touching 2023 while there are 2355 active cases at UCH Margao.
The other health centres that have over 1,500 active cases are Community Health Centre Sanquelim (1519), Primary Health Centre Candolim (1599), PHC Porvorim (1610) and PHC Ponda (1564)