Four new COVID-19 cases in Guj; state tally goes up to 179

Ahmedabad, Apr 8 () Four new coronavirus cases weredetected in Gujarat on Wednesday, taking the total number ofsuch cases in the state to 179, a health official said.

Two of the new cases were reported from Bhavnagar andone each was reported from Surat and Vadodara, PrincipalSecretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters.

Of the total 179 cases, 83 have been reported fromAhmedabad, she said.

So far, 16 patients have died in the state and 25discharged after recovery, the official said.Advertisement

Out of 138 active cases, two patients are onventilator support and their condition is critical, she said."It is a conscious decision to carry out intensivetesting in cluster areas. We conducted 932 tests in the last24 hours, of which 14 have come out positive, and results of231 are expected today," she added. KA PDGK GK

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