Ponda becomes a new hotspot of active Covid cases

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 09 September 2020 21:57 IST

Ponda appears to be the new Covid hotspot. Right now, the central town has the second highest number of active Covid cases. And in spite of hiding today’s active cases at each health centre as usual, Ponda has reported a huge rise of 61 cases in a day.

The rise in cases is also observed at 27 health centres out of total 33. 

Also, though the Directorate of Health Services claims that 281 patients have recovered today, the comparative analysis does not cross the figure of 51 cured patients. 

Have the rest 230 actually recovered? Where?

TRACED & MISSING COVID CASES: ACTIVE & CURED: 8-9 SEPT '20

  ACTIVE CURED
  No % No %
TRACED 384 62 51 18
MISSING 237 38 230 82
TOTAL 621   281  

 

Cases have risen once again, after a decline to 457 yesterday. Goa reports 621 cases today, a rise of 164 more. 

In spite of hiding today’s cases, 13 health centres have shown a rise to double digits, as shown in the table. 

PONDA HIGHER THAN SALCETE?

Margao health centre however continues to top the list with 432 active Covid cases. But Ponda is now second in the list, having 358 active cases, only 74 less than Margao.

Ponda also has three more health centres: Shiroda 94 cases, Marcaim 66 and Betki 17. The total number of active Covid cases in Ponda taluka are 535.

Besides, Margao, Salcete taluka has four more centres: Loutolim 91, Navelim 87, Curtorim 67 and Chinchinim 39 cases. Means total 713 active cases.

But proportionately, in terms of population, the Ponda graph seems to be surpassing Salcete. In spite of having 36 percent population to Salcete, the cases found in Ponda taluka have reached 43 percent. 

The third on the list is Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant’s Sankhli, having 298 active Covid cases, including the CM. 

And fourth in the line is Porvorim, where lies the Goa Assembly as well as the Secretariat, the seats of power. This highly congested township has 296 active cases. 

Both may cross 300 any moment. 

The port town of Vasco, once the hotspot of Covid, stands at fifth rank now with 265 cases while the capital city of Panaji is the next, at 243. 

ACTIVE COVID CASES AT HEALTH CENTRES:  8 & 9 SEPTEMBER 2020


 

CENTRE

08-Sep

09-Sep

1-Day Diff

1

Margao

429

432

3

2

Ponda

297

358

61

3

Sankhli

270

298

28

4

Porvorim

267

296

29

5

Vasco

250

265

15

6

Panaji

217

243

26

7

Pernem

190

202

12

8

Mapusa

202

197

-5

9

Valpoi

159

171

12

10

Bicholim

109

152

43

11

Betki

134

151

17

12

Chimbel

146

150

4

13

Cortalim

129

139

10

14

Siolim

136

139

3

15

Aldona

118

122

4

16

Colvale

135

119

-16

17

Corlim

111

117

6

18

Cansaulim

99

104

5

19

Dharbandora

87

100

13

20

Shiroda

90

94

4

21

Quepem

81

91

10

22

Loutolim

100

91

-9

23

Canacona

81

89

8

24

Navelim

81

87

6

25

Curchorem

104

86

-18

26

Cansarvarne

80

85

5

27

Mayem

79

81

2

28

Sanguem

65

75

10

29

Balli

70

68

-2

30

Curtorim

61

67

6

31

Marcaim

62

66

4

32

Candolim

13

51

38

33

Chinchinim

40

39

-1

 

Travelers

7

8

1

 

Between 100 to 200 active cases are 13 centres of Pernem, Mapusa, Valpoi, Bicholim, Betki, Chimbel, Cortalim, Siolim, Aldona, Colvale, Corlim, Cansaulim and Dharbandora. (Refer the table for figures)

Between 39 to 94 active cases are 14 centres: Shiroda, Quepem, Loutolim, Canacona, Navelim, Curchorem, Cansarvarne, Mayem, Sanguem, Balli, Curtorim, Marcaim, Candolim and Chinchinim. 


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