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Community transmission in Goa at Vasco touches 40 positive COVID-19 cases


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Vasco: Reportedly Goa’s first community transmission according to Health Minister Vishwajit Rane – Mangor Hill in Vasco – has now reported 40 cases of positive COVID-19 cases.

The Mangor Hill in Vasco had been cordoned off and categorised as a containment zone after it was suspected of a community transmission two-days ago when a family of five and a doctor tested positive for COVID-19. 

While the government has not made an official statement on the current results of the testing, highly placed sources in the Goa Health Ministry has told GoaChronicle that out of the 200 patients tested so far, 40 have been found to be positive COVID-19 patients.

Goa Health Minister Rane was the first to inform media that Mangor Hill was a community transmission, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan however disagreed with the Health Minister’s views stating that it was premature to term it as a community transmission. 

It would be interesting to see what line of communication the health secretary Nila Mohanan takes now.

The worrying factor of the community transmission in Mangor Hill Vasco is that no one in the family of five had a history of travel out of Goa. 

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