Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests positive for COVID-19, to remain under home isolation
(PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore)

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday revealed that has tested positive for coronavirus and he will remain under home isolation.

Taking to Twitter, Pramod Sawant wrote: “I wish to inform all that I have been detected COVID19 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."

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.

The number of people discharged so far stood at 13,577, including 273 during the day, an official told PTI. "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.

(Inputs from PTI)

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