Gujarat has reported 105 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 12-hours ending at 10 am on Thursday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 871 in the state.
After five more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Wednesday, three fresh deaths were again reported on Thursday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 36. Out of the five deaths in the state, one death has been reported each from Ahmedabad, Botad, and Kutch.
A 62-year-old man died in Kutch in GK General Hospital in Bhuj and an 80-year-old man from Botad succumbed to the deadly virus. He was suffering from lung ailments. This apart, a 60-year-old woman died in SVP Hospital in Ahmedabad. She was suffering from diabetes, hospital sources said.
Out of the 105 new cases, 42 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported 35 fresh cases and Vadodara reported six fresh cases. Anand has reported eight more cases and Rajkot reported three fresh cases. Banaskantha and Narmada each reported four fresh cases. Gandhinagar, Kheda and Panchmahals reported one case each.
With the addition of the 42 fresh cases till 10 am on Thursday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 492—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After the three deaths reported on Wednesday and a death reported on Thursday, the death toll due to the deadly virus increased to 17 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 450 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Vadodara has reported 127 cases, followed by Surat with 86 cases and Rajkot with 27 cases. Bhavnagar has reported 26 cases and Anand reported 25 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 17 cases and Patan reported 14 cases. Bharuch has reported 13 cases, whereas Panchmahals, Banaskantha, and Narmada have each reported six cases. The tribal district of Chhota Udepur has reported five cases and the coastal district of Porbandar reported three cases.
Kutch and Mehsana have each reported four cases. The districts of Dahod, Kheda, and Gir-Somnath have each reported two cases, whereas Botad, Jamnagar, Morbi, and Sabarkantha have each reported one case.
According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, five people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 766 people are stable, 64 people have been discharged, and 36 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 804 cases out of the total 871 are incidents of local transmission, 33 people have a history of international travel, and 34 have a history of inter-state travel.
As far as deaths are concerned, apart from the 17 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, five deaths have been reported from the diamond city of Surat, five deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with three deaths and one death each has been reported from Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Botad, Kutch, Panchmahals, and Patan. Out of the 36 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 30 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 15,904 people have been placed under quarantine.