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Gujarat COVID-19 Update: In a first, cases cross 1,500


Gujarat COVID-19 figures on Saturday touched 1,95,917 as the state recorded 1,515 new cases, the highest ever recorded since the COVID-19 cases were first recorded in the state.

On Friday the first time in over a month cases had once again crossed the 1400 mark. The state has recorded over 1,300 cases for 27 days now while it has recorded over 1,400 cases for 10 days so far. 

The state has carried out 70,388 tests in the last 24 hours. 1,271 patients were cured of COVID-19 in the state in the last 24 hours taking the recovery rate to 91.31%. 

The state has in all recorded 13,285 active cases of which 95 are on ventilator support. So far 1,78,786 patients have recovered from the disease in the state.

The state also saw nine fatalities due to the disease. Of these, five in Ahmedabad, two in Surat, and one each in Rajkot and Gir-Somnath.

Of the total deaths in Ahmedabad, all were in AMC limits and two in SMC. With this, the Gujarat COVID-19 fatalities stand at 3,846.

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The addition of five fatalities reported in the past 24 hours has taken the death toll due to COVID-19 in Ahmedabad to 1,962. The death toll has increased to 98 in Surat, whereas it remains 214 for Vadodara and 98 for Gandhinagar.

Surat city saw 211 new cases being recorded while 51 were reported from the district. Similarly, the Ahmedabad Corporation area had 354 new cases while it was 19 in the district. This is the second time in over two months that cases in Ahmedabad city have surged past 300.

Vadodara and Gandhinagar corporations respectively recorded 125 and 53 cases. Interestingly, the city limits of Gandhinagar had fewer cases than the district. This is the highest Vadodara has recorded so far.

Gujarat COVID-19 other interesting statistics  

The state has so far crossed over 1,200 cases per day 12 times. Gujarat has recorded over 1,100 cases 32 times, over 1,000 cases 26 times, over 900 cases 21 times, and over 800 cases for six days. It has recorded more than 700 cases in a day five times so far.

70,388 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours as part of Gujarat COVID-19 with the number of tests per million per day now standing at 1082.89. The state has tested over 71 lakh people for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.


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