Gujarat on Friday recorded 390 new cases and 24 new deaths due to Covid19 in the state. Of the total deaths, 11 were a result of comorbid conditions. With this the total number of cases due to the disease has touched 7,403 in the state. The fatalities now stand at 449.
Of the new cases, 296 cases were reported from Ahmedabad which is under a strict lockdown to help curb the spread of the disease. The new cases have taken the total number of such cases in the district to 5,260. With the addition of 22 new deaths, the total number of fatalities in the district now stands at 343.
The other two of the 24 fatalities in the state were recorded in Bhavnagar and Surat. The second highest number of cases for Friday was reported from Surat and Vadodara with each district seeing 25 new cases. Surat now has a total of 824 cases while Vadodara has 465 cases. The death toll for both districts stands at 38 (Surat) and 31 (Vadodara) as on Friday.
Gujarat has recorded the second highest number of cases and deaths due to Covid19 in India, next only to Maharashtra. It is also the only state in the country to cross the 7,000 figure as far as number of cases are concerned.