Gandhinagar: The daily case tally of Covid-19 in Gujarat crossed the mark of 50,000 on Thursday with the state recording 11,176 fresh cases of infection in last 24 hours. The day’s tally is the highest in 248 days. There were 11,592 cases on May 10.
Five deaths were reported during the day, the highest since June 19
After Ahmedabad and Surat, cases surge in Vadodara
Ahmedabad and Surat cities have been recording cases in four digits for past few days. However, now Vadodara is nearing the 1,000-mark. On Thursday, Ahmedabad city recorded 3,673 cases, Surat city 2670, Vadodara city 940 and Rajkot city 440.
Valsad recorded 337 cases, Gandhinagar city 319, Bharuch 308, Surat rural 243, Bhavnagar city 198, Jamnagar city 170, Navsari 155, Gandhinagar rural 134, Rajkot rural 133, Kutch 129, Mehsana 117, Anand 103 and Kheda 101.
The other places had fewer than 100 cases.
One death each has been reported from Ahmedabad, Surat, Valsad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
The health department did not provide any information on Omicron cases.
With 4,285 patients recovering from Covid-19 on Thursday, the recovery in Gujarat has crossed 8.36 lakh. This is a recovery rate in Gujarat is 93.23 per cent. The active caseload stands at 50,612. Of these cases, 64 are on ventilator.
94.5% adults in Gujarat fully vaccinated
A total of 3,11,217 individuals received Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday. So far, more than 9.44 crore doses of the vaccine have been administered across Gujarat. State health minister Rushikesh Patel said at a press conference that 98 per cent of the eligible population over the age of 18 in Gujarat has received the first dose of vaccine, while 94.5 per cent has got both the doses. He added that under the PM’s ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ programme, 1 crore people were administered the vaccine at home.
Since the start of vaccination of children aged 15-18, around 57 per cent of the eligible population in this age group has received the first dose of the vaccine.
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