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With record spike of 875, Gujarat COVID-19 tally reaches 40,155

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Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Gujarat on Friday reported its highest single-day spike of 875 new COVID-19 cases which pushed its overall count to 40,155, a health official said.

The death toll in the state reached 2,024 with 14 more people succumbing to the virus on Friday, the official said.

So far, 28,183 patients were discharged from hospitals post recovery across the state.

Just within ten days of the month, Gujarat has witnessed 7,512 coronavirus cases with an average of 751 cases daily, the official added.

Surat, the new COVID-19 hotspot in the state has also been witnessing highest daily spike each day. Registering over 30 per cent of positive cases, Surat saw 269 fresh infections on Friday. While on the declining trend, Ahmedabad saw 165 cases coming up.

Ahmedabad was followed by Bhavnagar 71, Vadodara 69, Rajkot 39, Gandhinagar 31, Navsari 27, Jamnagar and Surendranagar with 23 each, Mahesana 21, Junagadh 18, Kheda 17, Banaskantha and Bharuch with 14 each, Gir-Somnath 11, Dahod and Sabarkantha with 8 each, Anand and Panchmahals with 7 each, Morbi and Valsad with 5 each, Kutch, Patan and Chhota Udepur with 4 each, Tapi and Amreli with 3 each, Aravalli and Botad with 2 each and Porbandar with one positive cases each.

14 fatalities were reported in the state on Friday, where five patients died in Ahmedabad, four in Surat and one patient each died from Aravalli, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar, Junagadh and Mahesana due to the virus.

The total number of C OVID-19 deaths in Ahmedabad have reached 1,516. 210 have died in Surat, 53 in Vadodara, 33 in Gandhinagar, 24 in Aravalli, 18 in Patan, 16 in Panchmahals, 14 deaths each in Rajkot, Mahesana and Banaskantha, 13 deaths each in Bhavnagar, Anand and Kheda and 11 have died in Bharuch.

The death toll rate of Ahmedabad which used to be around 81per cent of the total toll has gradually dipped. On Friday, it has come down a bit to 74.90 per cent. Gujarat's mortality rate is 5.04 per cent, which has come down a bit, is still one of the highest in the country.

On Friday, the health authorities carried out 7,657 RT-PCR tests. Till now the health authorities have conducted 4,49,349 RT-PCR tests in Gujarat. Out of a total RT-PCR tests carried out in the state, 4,09,194, have been found negative.

There are 9,948 active cases, out of which the condition of 9,880 is said to be stable, whereas 68 critical patients are still on ventilator.

Right now, there are over 3 lakh people quarantined in the state at 3,04,048, where 3,01,077 are home quarantined and 2,971 in government facilities.

--IANS amc/sdr/

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2020-07-10-21:18:34 (IANS)

 
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