An Indian Coast Guard officer and a female have tested positive for coronavirus in Goa, taking the tally of active COVID-19 cases in the state to 41, a health department official said on Wednesday. The Coast Guard officer was part of an 11-member team that came to Goa from Mumbai, he said.
Tests conducted on 10 other members of the team came out negative, but they are quarantined, he said. Besides, samples of a female who travelled to Goa from Pune came out positive in TrueNat (rapid) test, he said, adding that her repeat sample has been sent for confirmation at the virology lab of the state-run Goa Medical College. She travelled to Goa with 21 other people, who tested negative and are currently kept at a quarantine facility, he said. Till Tuesday evening, the state reported 39 active COVID-19 cases. With two new cases, the tally has now gone up to 41.
No death has been reported so far due to the disease. Goa has so far tested 9,549 samples, the official said. The state was declared a green zone on May 1, after all the seven COVID-19 patients previously found recovered. However, the coastal state has witnessed a rise in the number of cases over the last few days.