Panjim: Defending the efforts of the Health Authorities in dealing with rise of the COVID-19 cases and deaths in Goa, nodal officer of state’s dedicated COVID-19 hospital stated, ‘Patients dying in Goa would have died of COVID or No COVID.
Speaking to media at a government briefing, Dr Uday Kakodkar stated, “Till date at the Covid hospital, we have had 1,126 admissions of which 65 persons have died. These are people who would have died Covid or no Covid. They had hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease and all the other morbidities and Covid put them in fast forward gear. Just because of Covid they came to us, else they would have gone to the many (private) hospitals and died over there.”
The death rate of admitted patients, those with severe symptoms and comorbidities, stood at 5.77% while the overall fatality rate was less than 1%.
Goa was declared a Green Zone state with 7 cases now it has reported over 10,000 cases. 3700 cases are active while the rest have recovered of COVID-19. The states has seen a total of 93 death so far.