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Goa reports zero COVID death for the first time in 4 months on Monday!

In a COVID respite, the state of Goa managed to nullify its virus toll for the first time in 4 months. On Monday, no coronavirus deaths were reported here, the health department announced. The Chief Minister on Tuesday, congratulated the medical fraternity and concerned officials for achieving the zero-casualty feat, after relentless efforts. Goa's average fatality ratio presently stands at 1.8%, aggregating a total of 3,097 virus-related deaths since the pandemic outbreak.

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Goa expects days of respite as the positivity rate dwindles to 20% within a month!

Succeeding weeks of accelerated infections, Goa's case tally is taking a downward trajectory now and the count of active patients is reducing every day. As per reports, a positivity rate of 20% was registered in Goa on Monday, which is significantly lower than the figure recorded a month back. Reportedly, Goa witnessed a positivity rate of 50% on April 30, which led to the uncontrolled spread of the disease and a high number of casualties, through the past month.

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Lifeguards & differently-abled citizens categorised as frontline workers by Goa's Health Dept

In a move to benefit lifeguards and differently-abled citizens of Goa, the state's health department has classified them as frontline workers. This latest notification will ease the process of inoculation for both sections of society and help them fight the second wave of COVID. While the vaccination of lifeguards begins today, i.e., 25 May, the schedule for vaccination for differently-abled will be released post-consultation with the Social Welfare Department of Goa.

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Highest single-day recovery recorded in Goa on Monday

In a significant victory against the growing coronavirus infection in Goa, the state recorded its sharpest-ever, single-day recovery tally on Monday. Around 4,008 people recovered from COVID-19 blues in the coastal state, way higher than the number of fresh infections. Case rise in Goa was restricted to around 1,562 new infections on Monday.

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Spiralling COVID infections may lead to partial lockdown in Goan beach villages, decision awaited!

Elevating the burden on the state's medical infrastructure, 2,110 new COVID cases were recorded in Goa on Tuesday, which is over three times more than the number of recoveries on the same day. With 38 and 31 deaths on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, the count of fatalities has increased considerably in the past week. Alarmed by the present circumstances, the authorities are contemplating the imposition of a partial lockdown in the Calangute-Candolim beach stretch of the coastal state.

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