Coronavirus: Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests positive for COVID-19, under home isolation
First Published 2, Sep 2020, 11:27 AM
The chief minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, has tested positive for novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Sawant is asymptomatic and under home isolation, reports said.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic and under home-isolation.
"I wish to inform all that I have been detected COVID-19 positive. I am asymptomatic and hence have opted for home isolation. I shall continue to discharge my duties working from home. Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions," Sawant wrote on Twitter.
Goa on Tuesday recorded its highest single-day spike with 588 people testing positive for coronavirus, taking the state’s COVID-19 count to 18,006, while two deaths took the toll to 194, an official said.
The number of people discharged so far stood at 13,577, including 273 during the day, he added.
“Out of 3,762 samples tested, 2,683 were negative, 588 returned positive while 491 reports are awaited,” he added.
Goa’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 18,006, new cases 588, deaths 194, discharged 13,850, active cases 3,962, samples tested till date 2,02,730.