Gujarat COVID-19 cases up by 395 to 12,141; death toll 719

Gujarat COVID-19 cases up by 395 to 12,141; death toll 719
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Ahmedabad, May 19 () Gujarat on Tuesday reported 395 fresh COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths, including 21 in worst-hit Ahmedabad, taking the overall case count to 12,141 and the number of fatalities to 719, a Health department official said.


Besides Ahmedabad, two deaths were reported from Surat while one fatality each was reported from Aravalli and Gandhinagar, the official said.

A total of 239 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of the recovered patients to 5,043, the official said, adding that the state has 6,379 active cases, 49 of them in a critical condition.

A total of 1,54,674 samples have been tested so far in Gujarat, including 5,865 samples in the last 24 hours, said Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi.

With 256 new detections, Ahmedabad now accounts for 8945 of the total 12,141 cases in the state and 576 of the total 719 fatalities.


Fresh cases were reported from 21 districts, including Surat (29), Kutch (21) and Vadodara (18), Ravi said, adding that the total case count in Surat and Vadodara now stands at 1,156 and 700, respectively.

The districts with high number of coronavirus cases, apart from Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara, are Gandhinagar (190), Bhavnagar (114), Banaskantha (86), Anand (83), Rajkot (82), Aravalli (82), Mehsana (80), and Panchmahal (71).

Meanwhile, the state government on Tuesday said that moer than 31 lakh people fall under containmentzones including 13 lakh in Ahmedabad, over 9 lakh in Surat, and over one lakh each in Gir Somnath and Mahisagar districts.

Earlier in the day, the conditional relaxations announced by the state government for the fourth phase of the lockdown kicked in in non-containment zones of the state, including western Ahmedabad and other cities.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 12,141, new cases 395, deaths 719, discharged people 5,043, active cases 6,379 and people tested so far 1,54,674. KA NSK NSK

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