Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday, January 18, said that out of the six Covid-19 related deaths in the state on Monday, five persons were unvaccinated.
"Those who have died have not been vaccinated. Out of the six deaths yesterday, five patients had not taken a single covid vaccine dose. All eligible persons should take vaccines," Sawant told reporters at a press conference.
He further urged the people to come forward and take the vaccination as 70 per cent of Covid related deaths in Goa over the last 10 days was found to be of unvaccinated people.
"Out of the 16 Covid patients who are serious, 13 have not taken vaccines. Three others have taken only a single dose. I want to inform people that those who are not vaccinated are developing complications. Those who are not vaccinated should get themselves jabbed. Follow Covid norms. Only if we follow them will our positivity rate decline," the Chief Minister said.
"We have vaccinated 100 per cent of the population. But some are insisting on not being vaccinated, we are seeing the ill effect of such an attitude now. My request to all is to get vaccinated as soon as possible," Sawant added.
The Chief Minister also said that the state administration, as well as health authorities, have already started a 24x7 Covid casualty facility in both districts of the state to cater to the rising number of Covid cases.
Goa has a total of 21,957 active cases, while 3,563 persons have died due to Covid related complications.