55 new coronavirus cases reported in Guj; state tally 241

Ahmedabad, Apr 9 () The total number of coronaviruscases in Gujarat has risen to 241 with 55 new cases beingfound in the last 12 hours, an official said on Thursday.

The sudden spike in the number of new cases is due tothe intensive surveillance in areas which have been declaredas 'hotspots' in Ahmedabad and other major cities of Gujarat,principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said.

Out of the 55 new cases, 50 are from Ahmedabad, twofrom Surat, and one each from Dahod, Anand and Chhotaudepurdistrict, she said.

Ahmedabad has so far reported 133 cases out of thetotal 241. PJT PDGK GK