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Covid-19: Gujarat adds 1,161 new cases, nine deaths | Ahmedabad News – Times of India


AHMEDABAD: Gujarat in 24 hours ending 5 pm on Saturday added 1,161 new Covid-19 positive patients, taking the total to 1.58 lakh. It was the seventh day of below 1,200 daily tally as the state recorded 2.5% drop in daily cases from the seven-day high of 1,191 on Friday.
The new cases included 239 from Surat, 183 from Ahmedabad, 116 from Vadodara, 108 from Rajkot and 74 from Jamnagar. With the update, the cumulative tally of Ahmedabad district reached 40,112 – accounting for 25.3% of the state’s total tally. Jamnagar district also crossed a total of 7,500 cases with 7,566. The tally in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot was 33,604, 14,206 and 11,446 respectively.
The state also recorded deaths of nine positive patients, taking the total to 3,629. The deaths included three in Rajkot, two each in Ahmedabad and Surat, and one each in Vadodara and Gir Somnath. It was for the first time that Rajkot topped the daily deaths in the state as the district recorded three deaths in a day after 14 days.
A total of 1,270 patients got discharged in 24 hours, taking the total to 1.4 lakh. The discharges included 286 from Surat, 179 from Ahmedabad, 167 from Vadodara, and 149 from Rajkot.
With the update, the number of active cases in Gujarat got reduced to 14,587. The share of active, discharged and deceased patients in total Covid-19 cases so far include 9.2%, 88.5% and 2.3% respectively.
Gujarat carried out 53,746 tests in 24 hours, taking the total to 53.22 lakh. It was the second consecutive day for the state to record more than 52,000 daily tests. As on Saturday evening, Gujarat had 5.49 lakh persons under quarantine.



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