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9,541 new COVID infections in Gujarat in a day, 97 deaths

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COVID cases in Gujarat touched 9,541 new infections per day in the last 24 hours, the highest since the pandemic began. In all 3,783 patients were discharged during the same period. Ninety-seven deaths due to the disease were recorded in 24 hours in the state.

Ahmedabad and Surat Municipal Corporations recorded 26 and 25 deaths respectively while seven and eight fatalities were recorded in municipal corporations of Vadodara and Rajkot respectively. Morbi district had three deaths in a day.

Bhavnagar and Jamnagar (including district and municipal corporation of each district) had four fatalities each. Banaskantha, Mehsana, and Rajkot districts had two deaths. Dangs, Bharuch, Botad, Gandhinagar corporation, Mahisagar, Panchmahals, Sabarkantha, and Vadodara had one fatality each.

The state at present has 55,398 active cases of which 304 are on ventilators. So far, the state has discharged 3,33,564 patients while the fatality stands at 5,267.

Ahmedabad recorded the highest number of per day cases with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation alone recording 3,241 cases. Surat Municipal Corporation registered 1,720 COVID cases. Surat district also recorded 435 cases.

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Vadodara and Rajkot Corporation limits saw 369 and 412 cases respectively. State capital Gandhinagar recorded 69 new cases. The state has a recovery rate of 84.61%.

Overall COVID cases in the state have now crossed the 3.94lakh mark while Ahmedabad has recorded over 98,000 cases so far since the pandemic began. Surat has over 85,000 cases and Vadodara over 41,000 cases.

COVID vaccination in the state

So far over 88.08 lakh, people have been given the first dose of the vaccine while over 13.61 lakh have received the second dose of vaccine. In all, over 1.01 crore people have received the vaccine so far, one of the highest in the country.

In the last 24 hours, 87,932 people above the age of 60 years and those above 45 years of age but suffering from serious illness were vaccinated for the first dose. 56,047 people in the age group got the second dose of the vaccine today.

SMC limits saw 15,532 people being vaccinated in a day, the highest in the state followed by Banaskantha and Ahmedabad Corporation which vaccinated 13,069 and 13,460 people respectively.

 

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