Gujarat has reported 78 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Tuesday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 650 in the state.
After two more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Monday, two fresh deaths were again reported on Tuesday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 28. A 50-year-old man died in Sir T Hospital in Bhavnagar. He was suffering from diabetes. This apart, a 58-year-old man died in Sterling Hospital in Vadodara due to the deadly virus.
Out of the 78 new cases, 53 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported nine fresh cases and Vadodara reported six fresh cases. Bhavnagar reported three more cases. Mehsana and Chhota Udepur have each reported two more cases, whereas the districts of Anand, Dahod, and Gandhinagar have reported one fresh case each.
With the addition of the 53 fresh cases on Tuesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 373—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 increased to 13 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 351 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Vadodara has reported 113 cases, followed by Surat with 42 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 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, 555 people are stable, 59 people have been discharged, and 28 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 583 cases out of the total 650 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, four deaths have been reported from the diamond city of Surat, four 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 22 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 13,751 people have been placed under quarantine.