Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
The number of active coronavirus cases in the coastal tourist state of Goa as increased to 26 after four passengers who came on a train from Mumbai yesterday were found to be infected with the contagious disease. The Goa government took the samples of 100 passengers from the Mumbai Goa train and found 4 of them to be positive cases.
State health minister Vishwajit Rane said the samples have been sent to Goa Medical College and Hospital’s virology lab for final confirmation. With these four cases, the number of COVID-19 cases detected on Sunday has gone up to 13. Overall, there are 26 active cases in Goa.
The fresh infection has come from the train that arrived on Sunday from Mumbai. All the 26 patients have been admitted to a specially-designated COVID-19 hospital in Margao town, Rane said.