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Gujarat reports 217 COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths in 24-hours; 7 deaths in Ahmedabad

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Gujarat has reported 217 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Thursday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 2,624.

After 13 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Wednesday, nine fresh deaths were again reported on Thursday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 112. Out of the nine deaths in the state, seven deaths have been reported each from Ahmedabad and one death each has been reported from Vadodara and Surat.

Out of the 217 new cases, 151 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat reported 41 cases and Vadodara reported seven fresh cases. Bharuch has reported five cases, whereas Anand has reported three cases.

With the addition of the 151 fresh cases till 5 pm on Thursday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 1,652—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After nine deaths were reported on Wednesday, seven deaths were again reported on Thursday that pushed the death toll due to the deadly virus to 69 in Ahmedabad.

Apart from the 1,652 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Surat has reported 456 cases, followed by Vadodara with 218 cases and Rajkot with 41 cases. Bhavnagar and Anand have each reported 33 cases. Bharuch has reported 29 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 17 cases. Banaskantha has reported 16 cases, followed by Patan with 15 cases.

Similarly, Aravalli has reported 18 cases, whereas Narmada and Panchmahals have each reported 12 cases. Chhota Udepur and Botad have each reported 11 cases. Mahisagar reported nine cases. Mehsana has reported seven cases, whereas Kutch reported six cases. Kheda has reported five cases, whereas Dahod and Valsad each reported four cases. Porbandar, Gir Somnath, and Sabarkantha have reported three cases each. The districts of Jamnagar, Tapi, Navsari, Dang, and Morbi have reported a case each.

According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, 28 people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 2,226 people are stable, 258 people have been discharged, and 112 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 2,557 cases out of the total 2,624 are incidents of local transmission, 33 people have a history of international travel, and 34 have a history of inter-state travel.

As far as deaths are concerned, apart from the 69 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, 13 deaths have been reported from Surat and 11 deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with five deaths. Gandhinagar, Anand, Bharuch, and Panchmahals have each reported two deaths, and one death each has been reported from Jamnagar, Botad, Kutch, Aravalli, Valsad, and Patan. Out of the 103 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 97 cases were incidents of local transmission.

So far, 34,409 people have been placed under quarantine.

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