Vasco: Yet another councillor of the Mormugao municipal council tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, taking the total number of councillors getting infected with the virus to six.
However, reports on COVID test underwent by other MMC councillors came negative.
It is pertinent to note here that the health authorities at the Chicalim sub-district hospital took samples of throat swabs of still more councillors. However, reports are awaited.
Two more COVID positive cases were reported in New Vaddem on Sunday as two young boys tested positive for the virus. New Vaddem in Mormugao taluka has been hit by the pandemic, and the locality has witnessed over 24 positive cases.
Factoring in the surge in COVID cases in New Vaddem, a throat swab collection drive was carried out in the affected area.