Gujarat coronavirus tally 2,407 with 229 new cases, 13 deaths
Ahmedabad, Apr 22 () The number of coronaviruscases in Gujarat rose to 2,407 with 229 patients beingdetected on Wednesday, a health department official said.
The death toll of COVID-19 patients in the state roseto 103 with 13 persons dying during the day, she added.
Ahmedabad reported 128 new cases, followed by Surat at68, Vadodara and Mahisagar reported nine each, Aravalli five,Chhota Udepur four, Botad and Anand two each and Rajkot andBanaskantha one each.
Principal Secretary (Health), Jayanti Ravi said thetally of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad rose to 1,501, whilein Surat it rose to 415. Vadodara has reported 208 cases sofar, she said.
Forty patients were discharged from hospitals uponrecovery on Wednesday -- 34 in Ahmedabad, three in Bhavnagar,two in Surat and one in Chhota Udepur. The total number ofrecovered patients is 179.
Out of 2,125 active cases, 13 are on ventilator and incritical condition.
A total 39,421 samples have been tested in the state,out of which 2,407 samples have tested positive, she said.
Out of 13 deaths reported on Wednesday, nine were fromAhmedabad, three from Vadodara while one patient from Valsaddied at a Surat hospital.
Eight out of these 13 patients suffered fromco-morbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, liverdisease and mental illness, Ravi said.
The death toll is now 103, with Ahmedabad accountingfor 62 deaths, followed by Surat at 12 and Vadodara at 10.
Ravi said 41 per cent of patients who died in thestate are in the age group of 41-60 years, 48 per cent areabove 60 years.
Only 14 per cent of deceased patients had no co-morbidcondition, she said.District-wise, Ahmedabad has reported 1,501 cases,Vadodara 208, Surat 415, Rajkot 41, Bhavnagar 32, Anand 30,Bharuch 24, Gandhinagar and Aravalli 17 each, Patan 15,Banaskantha 16, Narmada and Mahisagar 12 each, Panchmahal andChhota Udepur 11 each, Botad nine, Mehsana seven, Kutch six,Dahod four, Porbandar, Gir Somnath, Kheda, Sabarkantha andValsad three each, and Jamnagar, Morbi, Tapi and Navsari oneeach. KA PDKRK KRK
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