380 new coronavirus cases in Guj, tally 6,625, 28 deaths

380 new coronavirus cases in Guj, tally 6,625, 28 deaths
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Ahmedabad, May 6 () Gujarat reported 380 newcoronavirus cases on Wednesday, 291 of them in Ahmedabad,taking the number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 6,625,while the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 396 with 28patients dying.


Ahmedabad reported 291 fresh coronavirus cases and 25deaths during the day, said Principal Secretary (Health)Jayanti Ravi.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad rose to4,735 and the death toll reached 298, she said.

"Fatality rate in Gujarat is around 5.8 per cent, andthose who are dying are mostly elderly and have underlyingdiseases," Ravi said, adding that 13 out of 28patients whodied on Wednesday also suffered from other diseases.

The state government is also implementing thesuggestions of top specialist doctors as well as doctors fromGujarat who are working abroad, and this has improved therecovery rate, she said.


The number of patients getting discharged fromhospitals will improve in days to come, she said.

Of the 14 districts which reported fresh cases onWednesday, Surat reported 31, Vadodara 16 and Banaskantha 15.

Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha and Vadodara also reported adeath each of coronavirus patients on Wednesday.

On the other hand, 119 patients were discharged duringthe day, taking the number of recovered patients in Gujarat to1,500.

Ahmedabad reported the highest number of recoveredpatients at 74, while Surat reported recovery of 32 patientson Wednesday.


The number of active cases in Gujarat now stands at4,729, with 26 patients on ventilator and the condition of4,703 others being stable, Ravi said.

District-wise, Surat has reported second highestnumber of coronavirus cases in Gujarat at 662, followed byVadodara at 421.

Among other districts that have reported high numberof cases in Gujarat are Bhavnagar (82), Rajkot (62), Anand(76), Panchmahal (51), Banaskantha (64), Botad (48).

Gujarat COVID-19 figures: Positive cases: 6,625, newcases: 380, deaths: 396, discharged: 1,500, active cases:4,729; people tested so far: 95,191. KA PDKRK KRK

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