Gujarat has reported 201 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 1,939.
After 10 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Sunday, eight fresh deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 71. Out of the eight deaths in the state, six deaths have been reported each from Ahmedabad and two deaths have been reported from Surat.
In Ahmedabad, a 59-year-old man, a 63-year-old woman, a 66-year-old man, a 67-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man succumbed to the deadly virus at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Hospital. This apart, a 42-year-old woman died at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. In Surat, an 80-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man died in New Civil Hospital.
Out of the 201 new cases, 152 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported 27 cases and Vadodara reported eight fresh cases. Aravalli has reported six cases. The districts of Kutch, Panchmahals, and Rajkot have each reported two cases, whereas Mahisagar and Mehsana have reported a case each.
With the addition of the 152 fresh cases till 5 pm on Monday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 1,248—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After seven deaths were reported on Sunday, six deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the death toll due to the deadly virus to 38 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 1,248 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Surat has reported 269 cases, followed by Vadodara with 188 cases and Rajkot with 38 cases. Bhavnagar has reported 32 cases and Anand has reported 28 cases. Bharuch has reported 23 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 17 cases and Patan reported 15 cases.
Similarly, Narmada has reported 12 cases, Panchmahals reported 11 cases, and Banaskantha reported 10 cases. Chhota Udepur and Aravalli have each reported seven cases, and Mehsana and Kutch reported six cases each. Botad reported five cases, whereas Porbandar, Dahod, and Mahisagar have reported three cases each. The coastal district of Gir-Somnath, Kheda, and Sabarkantha have each reported two cases. The districts of Jamnagar and Morbi have reported a case each.
According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, 19 people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 1,718 people are stable, 131 people have been discharged, and 71 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 1,872 cases out of the total 1,939 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 38 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, 10 deaths have been reported from Surat and seven deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with four deaths, Gandhinagar, Anand, and Panchmahals have each reported two deaths, and one death each has been reported from Bharuch, Jamnagar, Botad, Kutch, Aravalli, and Patan. Out of the 71 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 65 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 23,749 people have been placed under quarantine.