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11 saints at Swaminarayan temple in Maninagar test positive for COVID-19

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Eleven saints of the Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan in Maninagar have tested positive for COVID-19, media reports said on Wednesday. The eleven have been shifted to various medical facilities and their condition is reported to be stable. The rest of the people and saints who came in contact with the infected patients have been quarantined within the temple premises. The temple premises have also been sanitized after COVID-19 cases were reported from there. The temple has been reportedly closed for devotees and any decision on its opening will be taken after July 15.

Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 620 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 20 deaths taking the total number of cases in the state to 32,643 while the death toll is 1,848. Ahmedabad recorded 197 new cases of which 182 were within city limits. With this the total number of cases and deaths in the district now stand at 20,913 and 1,441 respectively.