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Gujarat reports 228 fresh cases of Covid-19, 5 deaths


Recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in state was 97.98% on Saturday

Gandhinagar: The number of daily cases of Covid-19 Gujarat reported 228 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours ending Saturday evening.  Five more patients succumbed to the infection during this period, according to the state health department.

So far, the state has reported 8,22,149 cases of the infection. The death toll till date stands at 10,028.

Of the five deaths, two were in Surat and one each in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Mahisagar. A total of 874 persons were discharged during the day after recovery. The recovery rate was 97.98 per cent.

 44 cases in Surat, 40 in Ahmedabad

District-wise, Surat reported the maximum number of cases during the day. Of these, 30 were in the city and 14 in rural parts. Ahmedabad city reported 40 cases, while there were none in rural parts of the district.

No new case in 4 districts, 9 report 1 each

Rajkot and Vadodara reported 20 cases each, Junagadh 14, Jamnagar 6, Gandhinagar 4 and Bhavnagar 1.  Among other places, Sabarkantha reported 8 cases, Bharuch 6, Kutch, Navsari and Panchmahals 5 each, Amreli, Patan and Porbandar 4 each, Banaskantha 3, Kheda 2, Anand, Botad, Devbhumi Dwarka, Mahisagar, Mehsana, Morbi, Narmada, Surendranagar and Tapi reported 1 case each. No new case was reported from Aravalli, Chhota Udepur, Dahod and Dangs.

3.24 lakh vaccinated in a day

The health ministry stated that a total of 3,24,615 persons were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday. Of these, as many as 2,79,705 took the first dose of the vaccine.



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