Gujarat has reported 170 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Friday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,099 in the state.
After three more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Thursday, five fresh deaths were again reported on Friday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 41. Out of the five deaths in the state, four deaths have been reported from Ahmedabad and one death has been reported from Vadodara.
A 31-year-old man died in Vadodara’s SSG Hospital, and a 70-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man succumbed to the deadly virus at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. All the deceased were suffering from hypertension. This apart, two deaths have been reported from Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Hospital. One of the deceased was a heart patient.
Out of the 170 new cases, 77 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported 52 fresh cases and Vadodara reported 14 fresh cases. Bharuch has reported eight more cases, whereas Narmada reported five fresh cases. Botad and Banaskantha have each reported three fresh cases and Panchmahals has reported two COVID-19 cases. Anand, Chhota Udepur, Dahod, Kheda, Mahisagar, and Patan reported one case each.
With the addition of the 77 fresh cases till 6 pm on Friday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 622—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After a death was reported on Thursday and four deaths reported on Friday, the death toll due to the deadly virus increased to 21 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 622 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Vadodara has reported 142 cases, followed by Surat with 140 cases and Rajkot with 28 cases. Bhavnagar and Anand have each reported 26 cases. Bharuch has reported 21 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 17 cases and Patan reported 15 cases.
Similarly, Narmada has reported 11 cases and Panchmahals reported eight cases. Banaskantha has reported nine cases and Chhota Udepur reported six cases. Botad, Kutch, and Mehsana have each reported four cases, whereas Dahod, Kheda, and Porbandar have each reported three cases. The coastal district of Gir-Somnath has reported two cases.
The districts of Jamnagar, Aravalli, Mahisagar, Morbi, and Sabarkantha have reported one case each.
According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, nine people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 963 people are stable, 86 people have been discharged, and 41 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 1032 cases out of the total 1,099 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 21 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, six deaths have been reported from Vadodara, whereas the diamond city of Surat has reported five deaths. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with three deaths and one death each has been reported from Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Botad, Kutch, Panchmahals, and Patan. Out of the 41 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 35 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 15,914 people have been placed under quarantine.