Six more fresh suspected cases of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Goa on Monday.
All the six patients were quarantined at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, immediately after they were found showing symptoms of the contagious virus that originated from China’s Wuhan city.
As per the media bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services (DHS), till date, Goa has seen 76 suspected cases of COVID-19, of which 19 are still in the isolation ward of GMC.
The DHS informed that the virology laboratory at the GMC has been made operational from Monday, after running the trial tests. Currently, six samples are being examined at the GMC and the reports are awaited.
On Monday, nine more passengers were placed under home quarantine; around 903 people have isolated themselves in their homes in the state.
At present, three persons have been quarantined at the North Goa District Hospital, six at the Sub-district hospital in Ponda and 48 persons have been quarantined at the Margao Residency. There are also ten more persons, who have been quarantined at the Old Goa Residency.
Meanwhile, the DHS on Monday shared the details of the flight in which one of the five patients infected with coronavirus had travelled to Goa. The DHS has urged all his co-travellers to come forward and report to the nearest health centre.
The particular patient was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. He has travel history from New York to Mumbai and then by ‘Vistara domestic flight, UK861’ from Mumbai he came down to Goa on March 22.
“People currently in Goa who had travelled on the said flight are appealed to immediately report to helpline 104, call 0832-2421810 / 2225538 or report to the nearest health centres,” reads the public notice issued by DHS.