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6,515 oxygen and ICU beds in COVID facilities remain vacant in Ahmedabad


The number of vacant oxygen and ICU beds in COVID facilities in Ahmedabad showed further rise on Wednesday. The number of vacant beds in the category continued to be higher than that of occupied.

On Wednesday 2,597 beds in the category remain occupied while 6,515 are vacant.

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AMC-run SVP Hospital has 175 such vacant beds while LG has 144, Shardaben has 104 and VS has 112 vacant beds in the category. Of the 174 designated COVID hospitals in the city, 3,449 beds are vacant while 216 nursing homes have 1,391 vacant beds.

The six civil hospitals have 1391 vacant beds in the category while ESIC hospitals have 45 beds. The city in all has 9,112 ICU and oxygen beds of which 2,597 are occupied while 6515 are vacant.

The state registered 3,085 new infections per day in the last 24 hours. In all, 10,007 patients were discharged during the same period. Thirty-six deaths due to the disease were recorded in the last 24 hours in the state.

Ahmedabad and Surat Municipal Corporations recorded six and two deaths each while three deaths were recorded in municipal corporations of Vadodara. Rajkot Corporation did not officially record any COVID deaths.

All other districts except Junagadh Corporation, Kheda, Sabarkantha, Rajkot, Porbandar, Navsari, Valsad, Dev Bhoomi Dwarka, Aravali, Gandhinagar Corporation, Jamnagar, Gir Somnath, Surendranagar, Ahmedabad, Narmada, Tapi, Morbi, Botad, Dangs, and Chhota Udepur have registered COVID fatalities.

The state at present has 55,548 active cases of which 594 are on ventilators. So far, the state has discharged 7,32,748 patients while the fatality stands at 9,701.

Ahmedabad recorded the highest number of per day cases with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation alone recording 362 cases. This was the sixth time since the second COVID wave began that the AMC limits saw less than 1000 cases. Surat Municipal Corporation registered 227 COVID cases. Surat district also recorded 172 cases.


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