Ahmedabad’s corona count nears 18K, Gujarat death toll at 1,592

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Gandhinagar: Gujarat saw 510 more coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the total number of positive cases to 25,658, with the main contributor of cases – Ahmedabad – touching the 18,000-mark with 17,946.

Coronavirus claimed 31 more lives in the state, taking the total death toll to 1,592. 348 patients were discharged after being treated in hospitals on Thursday.

On Thursday, after the health authorities carried out 5,073 RT-PCR tests, fresh 510 cases of SARS-Cov-2 virus infection were detected across the state.

Out of the 510, 317 cases were detected in Ahmedabad (62.15 per cent). Ahmedabad was followed by Surat 82, Vadodara 43, Gandhinagar 11, Bharuch 9, Jamnagar 7, Anand 6, Aravalli and Patan with 5 each, Bhavnagar 4, Banaskantha and Navsari with 3 each, Sabarkantha, Panchmahals, Amreli and two patients from other states with 2 each and Rajkot, Kheda, Botad, Dahod, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Narmada and Morbi with one positive case each.

Gujarat’s death toll is almost touching 1,600 with a total of 1,592 deaths. The tally of over 30 deaths daily since the start of this month continued on Thursday.

Thursday saw yet another 31 patients succumbing to the global pandemic, out of which Ahmedabad had the highest casualties at 22. Six patients from Surat and one each from Patan, Chotta Udepur and Gandhinagar succumbed to the virus.

Despite the share of positive cases from Ahmedabad having come down to 69.94 per cent, the death rate of the city remained the same, around 81 per cent of the total toll. 554 people, out of the total 1,592, have succumbed to the virus during just 18 days of June.

Till date, out of the total deaths, 1,278 people have died in Ahmedabad alone, followed by 112 in Surat, 49 in Vadodara, 23 in Gandhinagar, 15 in Panchmahals, 14 in Aravalli, 13 each in Bhavnagar and Anand, 11 in Patan, 9 in Mahesana and 8 in Banaskantha.

Gujarat has one of the highest mortality rates for coronavirus in the country at 6.20 per cent.

On Thursday, a total of 348 patients were discharged. Till now, total 17,829 patients have been discharged in the state.

With this, the total number of positive cases in Gujarat has reached 25,658. Ahmedabad continued to lead the state with maximum positive cases with 17,946, followed by Surat 2,861, Vadodara 1,730, Gandhinagar 531, Mahesana 193, Bhavnagar 178, Rajkot 172, Banaskantha 159, Aravalli 157, Sabarkantha 146, Anand 141, Panchmahals 133, Patan 129, Mahisagar 121, Bharuch 115, Kheda 113, Kutch 104, Jamnagar 98, Surendranagar 84, Botad 70, Valsad 59, Gir-Somnath and Junagadh with 53 each and 50 patients from other states.

Out of total 3,08,744 RT-PCR tests carried out in the state, 2,83,086 have been found negative. There are 6,239 active cases, out of which the condition of 6,178 is stable, whereas 61 critical patients are still on ventilator.

Right now, there are over 2.1 lakh people quarantined in the state with 2,06,770 in home quarantine and 4,033 in government facilities.

IANS

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