Gujarat has reported its highest surge in the number of COVID-19 cases with 367 fresh cases reported in the past 24-hours ending at 6 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus tally to 1,743.
After 12 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Saturday, 10 fresh deaths were again reported on Sunday that pushed the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 63. Out of the 10 deaths in the state, seven deaths have been reported from Ahmedabad and one death has been reported each from Surat, Anand, and Bharuch.
In Ahmedabad, a 78-year-old man, a 66-year-old woman, a 65-year-old man, a 56-year-old man, a 54-year-old man, and a 43-year-old woman succumbed to the deadly virus at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) Hospital. Also, an 81-year-old man died in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. In Surat, a 56-year-old woman died in Mission Hospital. A 54-year-old man died in Anand General Hospital and a 60-year-old woman died in Jayaben Hospital in Bharuch.
Out of the 367 new cases, 239 cases are of Ahmedabad alone, whereas Surat and Vadodara reported 89 and 22 fresh cases, respectively. Rajkot has reported six fresh cases, and Bhavnagar and Banaskantha have each reported two fresh cases. Anand, Bharuch, Botad, Chhota Udepur, Dahod, Narmada, and Mehsana have reported one case each.
With the addition of the 239 fresh cases till 6 pm on Sunday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has increased to 1,101—the highest in Gujarat. The city has also reported the maximum number of deaths in the state. After four deaths were reported on Saturday, seven deaths were again reported on Sunday that pushed the death toll due to the deadly virus to 32 in Ahmedabad.
Apart from the 1,101 COVID-19 cases reported from Ahmedabad so far, Surat has reported 242 cases, followed by Vadodara with 180 cases and Rajkot with 36 cases. Bhavnagar has reported 32 cases and Anand has reported 28 cases. Bharuch has reported 23 cases, whereas the capital city of Gandhinagar reported 17 cases and Patan reported 15 cases.
Similarly, Narmada has reported 12 cases, Banaskantha reported 10 cases, and Panchmahals reported nine cases. Chhota Udepur has reported seven cases and Mehsana and Botad reported five cases. Kutch has reported four cases, whereas Porbandar and Dahod have each reported three cases. The coastal district of Gir-Somnath, Kheda, Sabarkantha, and Mahisagar have each reported two cases. The districts of Jamnagar, Aravalli, and Morbi have reported one case each.
According to the Health Department, out of the total cases, 14 people are in a critical state and put on ventilator support, 1,632 people are stable, 104 people have been discharged, and 63 have died. Information made available by the department also provides that 1,676 cases out of the total 1,743 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 32 deaths reported in Ahmedabad, eight deaths have been reported from Surat and seven deaths have been reported from Vadodara. Bhavnagar is trailing Vadodara with four deaths, Gandhinagar, Anand, and Panchmahals have each reported two deaths, and one death each has been reported from Jamnagar, Bharuch, Botad, Kutch, Aravalli, and Patan. Out of the 63 deaths, three had a history of international travel, three had a history of inter-state travel, and the rest 57 cases were incidents of local transmission.
So far, 18,540 people have been placed under quarantine.