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Gujarat’s Covid-19 count at all-time high; over 17k cases, 10 deaths in 24 hours

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Ahmedabad: Call it a déjà vu that every civic administration might dread. In the days after the Uttarayan festival, the daily tally of Covid-19 cases has been on the rise in Gujarat. On Tuesday, the state recorded 17,119 cases, its highest single-day jump ever and 34 per cent higher than Monday’s count of 12,753.

The previous peak of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat was 14,605 on April 30 last year, during the second wave of the pandemic.

 

Cases peak in Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara

Ahmedabad city reported 5,998 cases, which is the city’s highest single-day jump. Its previous high of 5,790 cases was on April 25. It wasn’t Ahmedabad alone where cases reached their all-time high. Surat city recorded 3,563, Vadodara city 1,539 and Rajkot city 1,336, their respective peaks.

Surat rural and Gandhinagar city reported 423 and 409 respectively, Morbi 318, Valsad 310, Jamnagar city, Mehsana, Navsari, and Bharuch recorded over 200 cases.

Jamnagar city, 252, Mehsana 240, Navsari 211 and Bharuch 206.

Banaskantha reported 163 cases, Vadodara rural 131, Rajkot rural 125, Patan 119, Junagadh city 116, Bhavnagar and rural 102 each.

The remaining places had less than 100 cases.

 

10 deaths in 24 hours

The state recorded 10 deaths in last 24 hours, which is the highest since May. The overall death toll has reached 10,174.

Of the 10 deaths, 3 each were in Ahmedabad city and Surat rural, 2 in Surat city and one each in Bhavnagar city and Valsad.

 

Recovery drops to 90.61%

As many as 7,883 patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the overall recovery has reached 8.66 lakh, which is 90.61 per cent of the total cases reported till now.

The active caseload jumped to 79,600, of which 113 patients are on ventilator.

 

3.17 lakh vaccinated in a day

Over 3.17 lakh individuals received the Covid-19 vaccine in last 24 hours. So fare, over 9.54 crore doses have been administered across the country.

 

 

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