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57% of oxygen-ICU beds in COVID facilities in Ahmedabad are vacant


In all, 5,151 oxygen and ICU beds are vacant while 3,916 are occupied

The percentage of vacant oxygen and ICU beds in COVID facilities in Ahmedabad is on the rise. For the first time in many days, the number of vacant beds in the category is higher than that of occupied. On Friday the percentage of vacant beds was 57% of the total such beds. Only 43% of such beds in the category as of now remain occupied.

AMC run SVP Hospital has 133 such vacant beds while LG has 140, Shardaben has 56 and VS has 105 vacant beds in the category. Of the 175 designated COVID hospitals in the city, 2,749 beds are vacant while 237 nursing homes have 1,008 vacant beds.

The six civil hospitals have 939 vacant beds in the category while ESIC hospitals have 35 beds. The city in all has 9,067 ICU and oxygen beds of which 3,916 are occupied while 5,151 are vacant.

Bed availability and COVID in Gujarat

Gujarat on Saturday recorded 4,205 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours while the fatality due to the disease was 54 during the same period. 8,445 patients recovered from the disease with the state having a recovery rate of 88.57%. So far 6,95,026 patients have successfully recovered from the disease in the state since the pandemic began.

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The state has an active case of 80,127 of which 679 are on ventilator. The total fatalities due to the disease stand at 9,523.

Ahmedabad for the second consecutive day recorded less than 1000 cases in the last 24 hours. AMC limits reported 692 cases and zero deaths which is a first in the last many months.

Surat and Vadodara recorded 294 and 380 cases while fatalities in both the cities stood at six and three respectively. Rajkot saw 169 cases and three fataliteis. Ahmedabad district recorded 19 cases and seven deaths.


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