45 new COVID-19 cases in Guj; state tally rises to 617

45 new COVID-19 cases in Guj; state tally rises to 617
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Ahmedabad, Apr 14 () The number of coronaviruscases in Gujarat rose to 617 after 45 more people testedpositive for the disease, a health official said on Tuesday.


Out of these 45 new cases, 31 have been reported fromAhmedabad, nine from Surat, two from Mehsana, and one eachfrom Bhavnagar, Dahod and Gandhinagar.

A 20-year-old patient was also discharged from ahospital in Ahmemdabad, taking the total number of those whorecovered from the disease to 55.

The state has so far reported 26 deaths.

Ahmedabad has so far reported 351 COVID-19 cases and13 deaths, while Vadodara has reported 107 cases.


All the new patients found in Ahmedabad and Surat arefrom hotspot areas, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravisaid.

"The patient from Bhavnagar was in quarantine. The twonew patients from Mehsana had travelled to Mumbai followingthe death of their relatives, while the patient from Dahod isa health worker who was involved in treatment of a childinfected with COVID-19," he said.

So far, the state has tested 14,980 samples, of which617 tested positive and 14,363 came out negative.

Out of 536 active cases in the state, nine are onventilator support, the health department said.

Out of the nine critical patients, seven are inAhmedabad and one each in Bhavnagar and Kutch, Ravi said.


District-wise, Amedabad has reported the highestnumber of cases at 351, followed by Vadodara-107, Surat-42,Bhavnagar-24, Rajkot-18, Gandhinagar-16, Patan-14, Bharuch-11,Anand- nine, Kutch and Mehsana- four each, Porbandar andChhota Udepur- three each, Gir Somnath, Panchmahal, Dahod andBanaskantha- two each, and Jamnagar, Morbi and Sabarkantha-one each.

"Random testing in 14 other districts revealed twocases in Banaskantha reported yesterday. The situation isunder control. But, we will have to continue to follow thelockdown rules and also increase our immunity using AYUSHguidelines," the official said. KA PDGK GK

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