VASCO: Mormugao had been the hotspot for COVID19 in 2020 and 2021 seems to be no different for the port town.
The town has seen several deaths and highest number of cases but the cases had subsided in end of December.
However, the town now sees a steady rise in COVID19 cases across the takuka, causing concern among authorities and residents alike.
On Monday, there were 225 active cases in the taluka. Vasco Urban Health Centre (90), Cansaulim Primary Health Centre (63) and Cortalim Primary Health Centre (72).
Dr Anil Umbraskar, Health Officer and Medical Superintendent at Chicalim Sub District Hospital says the positivity rate has been five to six percent of late.
“Almost 150 people are tested on daily basis and approximately 7-8 persons test positive on an average,”
The doctor says there has been growing response to the COVID19 vaccination in the taluka.
“We have been vaccinating around 150 people on an average per day,” said Dr Umbraskar.
He has advised people to continue being careful and to take necessary precautions against Covid.
“People must continue to take precautions and some private functions like birthdays, anniversaries and parties can be held in a subdued manner to avoid overcrowding.”
“If we take such steps, we can prevent the Covid wave, failing which we will have rising cases and a strain on our healthcare system,” said Dr Umbraskar.