Panaji: Goa reported three Covid-related deaths on Thursday, taking the toll to 717. Among the fatalities was a 75-year-old man from Chorao, who died less than three hours after he was admitted to the Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim.
Dr S M Bandekar, GMC dean and in-charge of Covid hospitals, said the patient had displayed symptoms of the virus five days before he was brought to the GMC but had not consulted a doctor.
“His swab was collected when he was brought to the casualty, where he tested positive for Covid-19” Bandekar said.
Another two men – a 72-year-old from Santa Cruz and a 50-year-old from Quepem – also died in GMC. Both had comorbidities. The Santa Cruz resident suffered from hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while the Quepem man had cirrhosis and alcoholic liver disease.