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Gujarat registers 4 deaths & 14 cases due to coronavirus in 24-hours, total cases touch 179

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Fourteen fresh cases of coronavirus have been reported from Gujarat in the past 24-hours ending 10 am on Wednesday. The addition of the fresh cases has pushed the state’s total tally of confirmed coronavirus cases to 179.

The fresh cases include six from Ahmedabad, four from Surat, two from Bhavnagar, and one case each from Rajkot and Vadodara. All the fresh cases are incidents of local transmission.

Unfortunately, the death toll due to the virus also took a major leap in the past 24-hours as the state recorded four deaths—two from Surat and one each from Patan and Jamnagar—taking the death toll to 16.

As far as the deaths are concerned, a 47-year-old man from Patan who was suffering from diabetes and a 52-year-old man from Surat who was suffering from diabetes and hypertension succumbed to the virus on Tuesday. Similarly, a 65-year old man from Surat who tested positive for coronavirus and was suffering from hypertension also died.

This apart, a 14-year-old baby died due to the virus in Jamnagar—the first incident as well as death due to coronavirus in the coastal district. The child had tested positive for coronavirus on April 5 and was on ventilator after his condition deteriorated.

Following the addition of the fresh cases, the total tally in Ahmedabad stands at 83, followed by Surat with 23 cases, Bhavnagar with 16 cases, and Gandhinagar and Vadodra with 13 cases each.

Rajkot is closely following Gandhinagar with 11 cases, whereas Patan has reported five cases and the coastal district of Porbandar has reported three cases. The districts of Mehsana, Kutch, and Gir-Somnath have reported two cases each, whereas Anand, Chhota Udepur, Jamnagar, Morbi, Panchmahals, and Sabarkantha have reported one case each.

Out of the 179 cases in the state, a whopping 114 are cases of local transmission, whereas 33 people have a history of international travel and 32 people have a history of inter-state travel.

Notably, out of the total tally, two persons who have contracted the viral infection are critical and on ventilator, whereas 136 people who are under active treatment for COVID-19 are stable. So far, 25 people have been discharged from hospitals are they tested negative for the virus twice in 24-hours.

As a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the virus, 12,299 people are under quarantine in the state.

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