Gujarat has reported 56 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Monday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 572 in the state.
After two deaths on Sunday, two more deaths have been reported from Gujarat on Monday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 26. A 76-year-old man died in SVP Hospital in Ahmedabad due to coronavirus. Hospital sources said the septuagenarian was suffering from heart and lung ailments. Another 27-year-old man died in Vadodara at Gotri Hospital. He was suffering from dengue as well.
Out of the 56 new cases, 38 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Vadodra reported six cases and Surat reported five fresh cases. Bharuch reported three cases of the virus and two fresh cases have been reported from Banaskantha. The districts of Anand and Panchmahals have reported one case each.
With the addition of the 38 fresh cases on Sunday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 320—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After the death reported on Monday, the death toll due to the deadly virus has increased to 13 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 320 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Vadodara has reported 107 cases, followed by Surat with 33 cases and Bhavnagar with 23 cases. Rajkot has reported 18 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 15 cases and Patan reported 14 cases. Bharuch has reported 11 cases, whereas the coastal district of Porbandar and the tribal district of Chhota Udepur have each reported three cases.
Anand has reported nine cases of the virus and Kutch has reported four cases. The districts of Mehsana, Banaskantha, Panchmahals, and Gir-Somnath have each reported two cases, whereas Jamnagar, Morbi, Sabarkantha, and Dahod 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, 484 people are stable, 54 people have been discharged, and 26 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 507 cases out of the total 572 are incidents of local transmission, 33 people have a history of international travel, and 32 have a history of inter-state travel.
As far as deaths are concerned, apart from the 13 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, four deaths have been reported from the diamond city of Surat, three deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with two 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 20 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 14,204 people have been placed under quarantine.