A couple who travelled from Mumbai have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, taking the total number of active COVID cases in Goa to 45.
Till date, Goa has seen 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which seven patients have recovered from the disease.
Health secretary Nila Mohanan told a press conference in Panaji that the couple arrived in the state on Wednesday by a transit train.
“They boarded the train in Mumbai, which had originated from Delhi, and passed through Goa,” she said.
Mohanan said the couple has a local address in Goa.
The health secretary said that all the 416 passengers, who had arrived in the state from Italy by three relief flights on Wednesday, tested negative for COVID-19. However, they have been quarantined.
The directorate of health services in its media bulletin issued stated that the condition of all the patients is ‘stable’.
As per the DHS media bulletin, six new suspected cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Goa on Thursday.
The DHS informed that of the 775 samples drawn for examination on Thursday, 734 tested negative, two tested positive while reports of the remaining 39 samples are still awaited.
The DHS said that at present around 379 have been quarantined at various residencies and hotels across the state on Thursday.
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