Sources at Canacona Community Health Centre informed that till Tuesday, 916 Covid-19 cases were detected since the pandemic infected the world at the end of 2019, and with 13 deaths so far Canacona taluka with about 50 thousand inhabitants, it’s a matter of few weeks when Canacona will have one thousand Covid-19 cases.
What is alarming for the residents of Canacona is that a few weeks ago the taluka had a couple of active Covid-19 cases but during last few week the active case load increased manifold.
Sources from Community Health Centre at Canacona while divulging the data of Canacona taluka informed that till now the total case load of COVID-19 infections in Canacona is 916, while the active cases are at 22, the total deaths reported due to Covid-19 infections are 13.
Talpona village has six Covid-19 patients while the neighbouring wards of Sheller and Mastimoll have three active Covid-19 patients each.
Other wards to have active cases are two each in Patnem and Tembewada.
Khola, Agonda, Palolem, Char Rasta and Devabagh has one case each.
Health Officer of Community Health Centre Jose Tavares informed that the cases were a handful a couple of weeks ago and has shown drastic increase since last week.
“My staff is working overtime to see that the cases are detected in time and isolated before they come in contact with others, it is in the best interest of the residents of Canacona to follow the SOP issued by the government time to time” Tavares said.
However it is good news that from 35 active cases it has come down to 22 said Anil Bhagat a resident of Gulem who took the first jab of anticovid a few weeks ago.