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COVID-19: Ahmedabad reports 5 deaths, 197 cases in 24-hour; Gujarat’s death toll at 162

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Gujarat has reported 247 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 3,548.

After 18 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Sunday, 11 fresh deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 162. Out of the 11 deaths, five deaths have been reported from Ahmedabad, four deaths have been reported from Surat, and one death each has been reported from Vadodara and Banaskantha.

Out of the 247 new cases, 197 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported 30 cases and Vadodara reported six fresh cases. Gandhinagar reported five fresh cases. Panchmahals reported three fresh cases and Anand reported two cases. The districts of Botad, Dang, Jamnagar, and Rajkot have reported one case each.

With the addition of the 197 fresh cases till 5 pm on Monday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 2,378—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After 18 deaths were reported on Sunday, five deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the death toll due to the deadly virus to 109 in Ahmedabad.

Apart from the 2,378 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Surat has reported 556 cases, followed by Vadodara with 240 cases, Anand with 51 cases, Rajkot with 46 cases, and Bhavnagar with 40 cases. The capital city of Gandhinagar reported 30 cases, whereas Bharuch has reported 29 cases and Banaskantha reported 28 cases. Panchmahals has reported 20 cases, Aravalli reported 18 cases, whereas Patan has reported 17 cases.

Similarly, Chhota Udepur reported 13 cases, whereas Narmada and Botad each reported 12 cases. Mahisagar reported 10 cases. Mehsana has reported seven cases, whereas Kutch and Kheda each reported six cases. Valsad has reported five cases, whereas Dahod reported four cases. Porbandar, Navsari, Gir Somnath, and Sabarkantha have reported three cases each. Jamnagar and Dang have reported two cases each. The districts of Tapi, Surendranagar, and Morbi have reported a case each.

According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, 31 people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 2,961 people are stable, 394 people have been discharged, and 162 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 3,481 cases out of the total 3,548 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 109 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, 19 deaths have been reported from Surat and 13 deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with five deaths. Anand has reported three deaths. Gandhinagar, Bharuch, and Panchmahals have each reported two deaths, and one death each has been reported from Jamnagar, Banaskantha, Botad, Kutch, Aravalli, Valsad, and Patan. Out of the 151 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 145 cases were incidents of local transmission.

So far, 40,851 people have been placed under quarantine.

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