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All patients in Covid hospital are stable: Goa CM

IANS | June 23, 2020 03:17 PM

PANAJI:All persons admitted to Covid-19 hospital are currently stable, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, even as the state recorded the second Covid-19 death late on Monday.

"Barring the two persons who have died, otherwise all the rest in Covid hospital are stable, " Sawant told reporters outside the Chief Minister's official residence in Panaji.

Sawant also said, that a former Health Minister, who is currently admitted to a state government-run Covid Care facility was well and rumours doing the rounds about his death are unfounded.

"People should not spread rumours. He is stable and he is well, " Sawant said.

Symptomatic Covid-19 patients are currently being treated at the state's only designated Covid-19 hospital in South Goa, while asymptomatic patients are being looked after at the various Covid Care centres set up by the state government.

The death of a second Covid-19 patient, a 58-year-old man with a cardiac condition, however has triggered criticism from the Opposition.

"With 2 #COVID19 deaths in less than 24 hours, the @GoaGovt has to have a diversionary tactic to hide the #GoaFightsCOVID19 failures! And time and again we in #Goa have seen that for @BJP4Goa, its political health certainly matters more than public health!, " Opposition MLA and Goa Forward party president Vijai Sardesai tweeted.

Goa currently has nearly 700 active Covid-19 cases.

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