Goa: Daily average positivity rate below 40% for second consecutive day | Goa News

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PANAJI: For the second consecutive day, Goa recorded a drop in new Covid-19 infections with a positivity rate of 37.2% and 2,691 cases.
On Saturday, with 3,274 recorded recoveries, the number of active cases fell to 21,383 while the death toll rose to 3,602 with eight fatalities.
The fall of positivity rate below 40%, as well as the number of cases remaining below 3,000 for another day was a relief after the state witnessed an exponential increase in cases for about a fortnight. However, it will take three to four days to see if the infectivity of the virus has decreased.
For several days, the state Daily the average positivity rate was continuously above 40%. In the past three days, 35 people have died after contracting the virus.
Of the eight deaths reported on Saturday, seven people were unvaccinated and the youngest of them was a 42-year-old man from Calangute. He was brought dead to North Goa District Hospital. He had co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension and tested positive on Thursday.
Two people – an 87-year-old man from Santa Cruz and a 69-year-old man from Telaulim – both with comorbidities, died hours after being hospitalized.
A 46-year-old woman from Usgao, who suffered from hypertension, died after more than two weeks of treatment.
Four men – an 82-year-old man from Khorlim, a 75-year-old man from Sao Jose De Areal, a 52-year-old man from Bambolim and a 64-year-old man from Bandhirwada – died after a week or less of hospital treatment. All four had comorbidities.
The state’s recovery rate increased slightly to 89.03%. While 69 patients were hospitalized, 30 were discharged.
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