Goa's tally of active COVID-19 cases reaches 42

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, May 19th, 2020, 09:33:03hrs

Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Goa has increased to 42, according to Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.

"#Goa's count for COVID19 positive cases to touch 42. More confirmatory tests pending at #GMC. Fresh count includes cases from Nizamuddin train, Team Goa working hard to further strengthen the SOP'S and keeping Goa safe," Rane tweeted late on Monday.

Goa has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases over the last few days, even since relaxations were introduced to allow for restricted inter-state travel, both by road and rail. The state didn't have single COVID-19 case between April 3 and May 13. But since May 14, the state has recorded 42 active cases.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday, that a majority of the active COVID-19 cases recorded in the state last week were involved persons from Maharashtra, who had crossed over into the state.

--IANS

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