Gujarat recorded 398 new cases and 21 deaths due to Covid19 in the last 24 hours, data released by the state government said. With this, the total number of cases in the state has touched 8,195 while the death toll stands at 493.
Ahmedabad recorded 278 cases and 18 new deaths taking the total number of such cases to 5,818. The total fatalities due to the disease now stand at 381. The second highest number of cases is in Surat which has recorded 895 cases and 39 deaths followed by Vadodara that has recorded 518 cases and 31 casualties.
State capital Gandhinagar which is under a lockdown similar to Ahmedabad has reported 126 cases and 5 deaths so far. Of the 21 deaths recorded in the state in the last 24 hours, apart from Ahmedabad, one death each was reported from Anand, Bhavnagar and Surat.
Gujarat has the second highest number of cases in the country and also ranks second in number of deaths. Recently, a team of expert doctors had also visited the state to provide guidance to local doctors on handling the pandemic.