Coronavirus cases in Gujarat increase to 69 with six deaths reported in the state
- There are 60 active cases of Coronavirus in Gujarat, out of which Ahmedabad has reported 22 cases.
- There have been six deaths in Gujarat due to Coronavirus so far.
- The six patients who succumbed to Coronavirus had comorbid conditions.
Gujarat reported three new deaths recently. A 45-year-old patient died Gujarat on March 30, taking the death toll in the state to six. The fifth victim is a 45-year-old man who died in the state on March 29. He was reportedly suffering from diabetes. The fourth victim was a 46-year-old woman who died on March 28 at a hospital in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat had reported its third Coronavirus victim after a 70-year-old man from Bhavnagar district succumbed to the disease on Thursday. The patient was admitted to a hospital in the state on March 24 and had comorbid conditions.
Speaking about the third victim, Gujarat’s Principal Health Secretary Jayanti Ravi said, He travelled to Delhi recently. He was admitted to hospital on March 24 and died this morning. His test report was positive for Coronavirus. He was also suffering from a heart disease, diabetes and hypertension."
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Out of the 60 active Coronavirus cases reported in Gujarat, one patient is a foreign national and the remaining are Indian nationals.
Two patients discharged
So far, Gujarat has discharged two patients. The first patient who recovered is a 34-year-old woman - she tested positive and was under treatment since March 18. She was discharged on March 29 after recovering fully.
“She was tested and found negative after undergoing treatment and intensive medical care and was discharged after following all guidelines and protocols.” said the medical superintendent of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Sciences and Research.
6 patients test positive in a single day
Gujarat reported seven Coronavirus patients on March 30, out of which one has a history of international travel and the other five were cases of local transmission.
Over 3,800 arrested for lockdown violations, 343 people arrested for violation of Section 144
The Gujarat Police has arrested more than 3,800 people in the state for violating the nationwide lockdown. The police has also detained over 3,300 vehicles from people who had violated lockdown.
The state government has also revealed that 962 people were arrested for breaching quarantine protocols.
Over 19,500 people under quarantine
Ravi also said that over 19,500 people are under 14-day home quarantine in the state as on March 25. Additionally, 147 people have been booked for breaking quarantine rules in the state.
The Gujarat government also launched a Coronavirus WhatsApp helpline. Citizens can use this helpline to receive updates and authentic information from the state health department.
To get updates about Coronavirus in Gujarat, send ‘Namaste’ to 7433000104.
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