COVID-19: In Gujarat 919 new cases, tally reach 45,000-mark.

Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])

With 919 new coronavirus cases, Gujarat’s tally breached the 45,000-mark on Thursday, while 10 more patients succumbed to the infection, said the state health department.

After the addition of 919 new cases in the last 24 hours — the second highest single-day spike so far — the tally went up to 45,567, said a release by the health department.

As many as 10 persons with COVID-19 infection died across the state, taking the toll to 2,091, it said.Also, 828 people were discharged from different hospitals in the state, taking the recoveries to 32,174, the department said.

As many as 191 patients recovered in Surat district alone followed by 188 in Ahmedabad and 166 in Vadodara, it said. Out of the total 919 new cases, 265 were from Surat district alone, including 217 in the city limits.

Ahmedabad district was on second spot with 181 new cases, 168 of them is in city areas. Ahmedabad’s tally of cases has now reached 23,780, the highest in the state. Other districts where significant number of cases were reported in the last 24 hours were Rajkot (51), Bhavnagar (50), Junagadh (32) and Bharuch (29).

With fresh cases, Surat’s tally has gone up to 9,451, the second highest after Ahmedabad.

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