Coronavirus kills 8 more in Gujarat; toll rises to 71

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Coronavirus kills 8 more in Gujarat; toll rises to 71
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Ahmedabad, Apr 20 () The death toll due to COVID-19in Gujarat rose to 71 on Monday after eight more patientssuccumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, state healthdepartment officials said.

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Out of these eight patients, six died in Ahmedabad,taking the toll in the city to 34, and in Ahmedabad districtto 38.

As many as 25 COVID-19 patients who have died inAhmemdabad are from areas that have been placed under curfewsince last week as a precautionary measure, PrincipalSecretary (Health), Jayanti Ravi said.

Two other patients died in Surat in last 24 hours, shesaid.

Out of the total 71 deaths, 38 were in Ahmedabad.Surat has reported 10 deaths, Vadodara 7 deaths, Bhavnagarfour deaths, two deaths each were in Anand, Gandhinagar andPanachmahal, while one death each has been reported fromBharuch, Patan, Kutch, Botad, Jamnagar and Arravali, she said. KA PD GKRSY RSY
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