213 new infections and 286 recoveries were recorded in the coastal state on Tuesday.
With the loosening grip of the second wave, the situation has improved remarkably in Goa. Bringing a sigh of relief for the state residents, the death toll clocked just 2 additions on Friday, dipping down to the lowest level since April. Besides this, the active tally has also marked a significant shift downwards, standing at 2,241 patients on Tuesday. As per the official records, 213 new infections and 286 recoveries were recorded in the coastal state on the same day.
52% of the state's eligible population vaccinated with the first dose
While the positivity rate has dropped in the state, the recovery rate has risen marginally and it is expected that the conditions would improve in the upcoming days. Despite this, the territory remains to be clamped under a curfew till July 5 but the restrictions have been relaxed. Further, the authorities have initiated widespread measures to make sure that the Delta Plus variant detected in the neighbouring state of Maharashtra, does not mark its entry.
In the past few days, the infection and mortality graphs have sloped downwards consistently. Now, the target is to mitigate the possibilities of a third wave by keeping all lags in check. Notably, the state has been successful in assuring first dose inoculation of 52% of its population while 7.4% of the residents have been fully vaccinated. Given the multiple interventions being undertaken by the authorities, it can be said that Goa would be able to vaccinate all of its citizens as per the stated deadline.