COVID-19: Gujarat records 1,009 cases; 22 die, 974 recover

COVID-19: Gujarat records 1,009 cases; 22 die, 974 recover

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Ahmedabad, August 3

Gujarat reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking its tally to 64,684, while the death toll crossed the 2,500-mark, the state health department said.

With 22 COVID-19 patients dying in the last 24 hours, state-wide fatalities rose to 2,509, it said.

The number of recovered cases in Gujarat rose to 47,561 with 974 more patients getting discharged from various hospitals, the department said in a release.

Surat reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state at 258, which took the tally in the district to 14,420.

With 151 new cases, Ahmedabad’s tally rose to 26,969.

Among other districts, Vadodara reported 98 new cases, Rajkot 85, Bhavnagar 47, Jamnagar 34, Dahod 29, Mehsana 26, Gandhinagar 25, Panchmahal 22, Junagadh 21, Kheda 20, Amreli 19, Bharuch 18, Kutch 17, Botad 16, Sabarkantha 15, Morbi 14, Surendranagar 13, Navsari 12, Anand 11 and Banaskantha 10, among others.

With 11 new fatalities, Surat’s death toll rose to 632, while Ahmedabad’s toll rose to 1,609 with six fatalities.

One death each was reported in Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Kutch, Rajkot and Vadodara, the department said.

Out of 974 new recoveries, Surat reported 195, and Ahmedabad 109, taking the recovered cases in the two districts to 9,515 and 21,801, respectively.

There are now 14,614 active cases, of which 83 patients are on ventilator, and 14,531 are stable, the department said.

The state conducted 19,769 tests in the last 24 hours, at a rate of 304.13 tests per day per million, it said.

A total 8,34,104 samples have been tested for coronavirus in the state so far, the department said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 64,684, new cases 1,009, deaths 2,509, discharged 47,561, active cases 14,614 and people tested so far 8,34,104. PTI

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