Gujarat continued to register over 400 COVID cases with the state recording 407 new cases in the last 24 hours. In all 301 patients were cured of the disease. The state also saw a death due to COVID which was recorded in AMC limits. As of now, the state has 2363 active cases of which 32 are on a ventilator while the rest are stable. The state has so far discharged over 2.63 lakh patients while the total fatalities stand at 4,410.
Ahmedabad corporation recorded 107 new cases while Surat and Vadodara corporation had 70 and 52 cases respectively. Rajkot Municipal Corporation also reported 42 cases. No cases were recorded from seven districts in the state. These districts were Aravalli, Dangs, Navsari, Patan, Porbandar, Surendrnagar and Tapi. The state has a recovery rate of 97.94%.
The state has been seeing a surge in COVID cases since the elections. After reporting fewer than 300 cases each day since February 1, Gujarat has been witnessing a rise in cases in major cities and districts.
Efforts to prevent COVID
The AMC has also restarted testing kiosks across the city and has been declaring new micro-containment zones for the last many days. The Gujarat government also announced that it will set up border check posts to screen people coming from the neighboring states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
It has said the decision was taken as the state was seeing a surge in cases.
It has also decided to screen passengers at major railway stations like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar. Passengers at airports in the state are also being screened.
COVID vaccination in the state
The state has announced the third phase of vaccination from March 1 onwards under which those above the age of 60 years and those above 40 years of age but with severe ailments will get vaccinated. Vaccination will be available at both private and government hospitals. Vaccination will cost Rs250 per dose in private hospitals while it will be free in government hospitals.
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