COVID cases in Gujarat registered a drop of below 10,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. The state registered 7,135 new infections per day in the last 24 hours. In all, 12,342 patients were discharged during the same period. Eighty-one deaths due to the disease were recorded in 24 hours in the state.
Ahmedabad and Surat Municipal Corporations recorded 11 and six deaths each while four deaths each were recorded in municipal corporations of Vadodara and Rajkot respectively.
All other districts except Dahod, Bharuch Chhota Udepur, Narmada, Tapi, Botad, and Dangs have registered COVID fatalities.
The state at present has 99,620 active cases of which 762 are on ventilators. So far, the state has discharged 1,50,932 patients while the fatality stands at 9,202.
Ahmedabad recorded the highest number of per day cases with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation alone recording 2,338 cases. Surat Municipal Corporation registered 356 COVID cases. Surat district also recorded 162 cases.
Vadodara and Rajkot Corporation limits saw 455 and 356 cases respectively. State capital Gandhinagar recorded 81 new cases. The state has a recovery rate of 85.68%.
Overall COVID cases in the state have now crossed the 7.59 lakh mark while Ahmedabad has recorded over 2.26 lakh cases so far since the pandemic began. Surat has over 1.35 lakh cases and Vadodara over 68,000 cases.
COVID vaccination status
So far 1.47 crore people have been vaccinated in the state.
Earlier the state had said that given the threat of Cyclone Tauktae no COVID vaccination would take place in the state on May 17 and 18. The state’s vaccination drive is on hold till May 19.
Vaccination for those in the 45+ age group had earlier been suspended for three days from May 14 onwards. The vaccination for the 18+ age group had continued. The state had said it will be resumed vaccination for those in the 45 + age group from May 17 onwards. The vaccination for the age group was stopped as per the directive of the Centre. The announcement came after the Centre announced that the gap between the first and second doses of the Covishield vaccine should be 12 to 16 weeks.
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