Goa COVID-19 count now 1,198 as 70 test positive on Sunday

Panaji, Jun 28 (PTI) Seventy people tested positive for novel coronavirus in Goa on Sunday, taking the state's COVID-19 count to 1,198, while the discharge of 58 people post recovery during the day kept the number of active cases at 717, an official said.

Out of the 2,166 samples tested on Saturday, 70 were positive, 1,693 negative and reports of 403 are awaited, he added.

Mangor Hill in Vasco is the state's hotspot as 258 cases are from there and another 235 patients have links to the area.

People protested in Mangor Hill, a containment zone, demanding curbs on movement be lifted claiming they were not getting food or facilities.

Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases: 1198, new cases: 70, deaths: 03, discharged: 478, active cases 717, samples tested till date: 62945. PTI RPS BNM BNM