Gujarat has reported 163 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Thursday taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 929 in the state.
After five more deaths were reported from Gujarat on Wednesday, three fresh deaths were again reported on Thursday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 36. Out of the five deaths in the state, one death has been reported each from Ahmedabad, Botad, and Kutch.
A 62-year-old man died in Kutch in GK General Hospital in Bhuj and an 80-year-old man from Botad succumbed to the deadly virus. He was suffering from lung ailments. This apart, a 60-year-old woman died in SVP Hospital in Ahmedabad. She was suffering from diabetes, hospital sources said.
Out of the 163 new cases, 95 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported 37 fresh cases and Vadodara reported seven fresh cases. Anand has reported eight more cases, whereas Rajkot, Banaskantha, and Narmada each reported four fresh cases. Gandhinagar, Kheda, and Panchmahals reported one case each. Aravalli also reported its first COVId-19 case on Thursday evening.
With the addition of the 95 fresh cases till 6 pm on Thursday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 545—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After the three deaths reported on Wednesday and a death reported on Thursday, the death toll due to the deadly virus increased to 17 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 545 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Vadodara has reported 128 cases, followed by Surat with 88 cases and Rajkot with 28 cases. Bhavnagar has reported 26 cases and Anand reported 25 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 17 cases and Patan reported 15 cases. Bharuch has reported 13 cases, whereas Panchmahals, Banaskantha, and Narmada have each reported six cases. The tribal district of Chhota Udepur has reported five cases and the coastal district of Porbandar reported three cases.
Kutch and Mehsana have each reported four cases. The districts of Dahod, Kheda, and Gir-Somnath have each reported two cases, whereas Botad, Jamnagar, Aravalli, 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, 812 people are stable, 73 people have been discharged, and 36 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 862 cases out of the total 929 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 17 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, Botad, Kutch, Panchmahals, and Patan. Out of the 36 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 30 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 15,906 people have been placed under quarantine.