Gujarat has reported 45 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 12-hours ending at 10 am on Wednesday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 695 in the state.
After two more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Tuesday, two fresh deaths were again reported on Wednesday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 30. A 14-year-old girl died in SSG Hospital in Vadodara. She was suffering from brain-related ailments. This apart, a 45-year-old woman died in Metas Hospital in Surat due to the deadly virus. The woman was suffering from hypertension.
Out of the 45 new cases, 31 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported six fresh cases and Vadodara reported three fresh cases. Panchmahals reported three more cases. Kheda and Botad reported one case each—the first COVID-19 cases of these districts.
With the addition of the 31 fresh cases on Wednesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 404—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After the death reported on April 13, the death toll due to the deadly virus increased to 13 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 404 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Vadodara has reported 116 cases, followed by Surat with 48 cases and Bhavnagar with 26 cases. Rajkot has reported 18 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 16 cases and Patan reported 14 cases. Bharuch has reported 11 cases, whereas the tribal district of Chhota Udepur has reported five cases and the coastal district of Porbandar reported three cases.
Anand has reported 10 cases of the virus and Kutch and Mehsana have each reported four cases. The districts of Dahod, Banaskantha, Panchmahals, and Gir-Somnath have each reported two cases, whereas Botad, Kheda, Jamnagar, Morbi, and Sabarkantha have each reported one case.
According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, eight people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 598 people are stable, 59 people have been discharged, and 30 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 628 cases out of the total 695 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 13 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, five deaths have been reported from the diamond city of Surat, five deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with three deaths and one death each has been reported from Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Panchmahals, and Patan. Out of the 26 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 24 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 15,147 people have been placed under quarantine.