PANAJI: As the daily COVID-19 cases witness declining trend, the Members of the Expert Committee recommended measures to the High Court of Bombay at Goa to nullify the curfew plan proposed earlier.
The Expert Committee meeting held on January 8 reviewed the COVID-19 positivity rate vis-à-vis hospitalisation of patients following which the fresh recommendation was made.
The experts pointed out before the High Court that during the ongoing third wave, more than 90 per cent of admissions are only on face mask wherein it delivers less amount of oxygen in a given time frame indicating that the condition is mild as compared to second wave wherein only 60-65 per cent of admissions were on face mask and other requiring HFNO, NIV which are severe forms of the disease requiring high amount of oxygen in a given time frame
They also informed that the progression of the disease is only marginal during the current third wave as compared to that during the second wave which was appreciable. Hence, more patients require ventilators and further progressing to death.
State has over 13,000 active cases with drop in daily positivity rate. However, rising number of deaths is cause of concern.
On January 27, total 15 people succumbed to the deadly infection.