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94 fresh coronavirus cases, 5 deaths reported in Gujarat


The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose to 2,272 after 94 more people tested positive for it in the state on Wednesday, a health department official said.

Ahmedabad reported 61 new cases, Surat 17, Vadodara eight, Aravalli five, Botad two and Rajkot one, health secretary Jayanti Ravi said.

The 61 fresh cases have taken the total COVID-19 tally in Ahmedabad to 1,434—the highest in the state.

The death toll due to the deadly virus has also increased to 95 on Wednesday.

Five fresh deaths were reported in Gujarat in the last 12-hours. Of the five deaths, four deaths have been reported from Ahmedabad, whereas a death has been reported from Bharuch.

Following the four fresh deaths, the total death toll in Ahmedabad due to COVID-19 has increased to 57—the highest in the state.

Till now, 144 people have been discharged after recovery.

There are a total of 2,033 active cases. Of these, 13 patients are on ventilator support, while the condition of 2,020 is stable, the official said.

The state government has so far tested 37,059 samples, including 2,516 in the last 24 hours, she said.

Meanwhile, 32,317 people have been placed under quarantine.

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