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.