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348 new cases, 700 positive super spreaders take Guj Covid19 total close to 11,000 mark

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Gujarat continued with its trend of registering over 300 cases of Covid19 for yet another day on Saturday. The state recorded 348 new Covid19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of such cases in the state to 10,989. It should be noted that the state has added the 700 superspreaders who had tested positive last week but had not been included in the data. This has taken the total number of positive cases close to 11,000.

Of the total number of cases, the highest was recorded from Ahmedabad which saw 264 such cases. The district has been consistently recording over 200 cases for almost a fortnight now. The second highest number of cases for the day was recorded from Surat (34) and Vadodara (19). 

The total number of deaths recorded in the last 24 hours is 19 of which 10 deaths happened due to co-morbid conditions. With this the total death toll in the state due to the disease now stands at 625. Of the total 19 deaths, 14 were in Ahmedabad alone while 2 were in Surat. Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Banaskantha registered one death each.

Ahmedabad continues to have the highest number of cases in the state with a total of 8,144 and a death toll of 493. The second highest number of cases are in Surat that has 1,049 such cases. The death toll in the district is 49, also the second highest in the state. Vadodara, which ranks third, has 639 cases and 32 deaths. 

Gujarat has recorded the second highest number of cases in the country next only to Maharashtra.