Coronavirus: Record 965 Covid cases take Gujarat tally to 48,441

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Ahmedabad, Jul 19 : With its highest single-day rise of 965 new coronavirus positive cases, Gujarat”s tally went up to 48,441 on Sunday, the state health department said.

The death of 20 patients during the day pushed the toll in the state to 2,147, it said.

A total of 877 patients were discharged on Sunday, which took the number of recovered persons to 34,882, it said.

The state has now 11,412 active cases, of which the condition of 69 patients is critical, it said.

The case count in Surat crossed the 10,000-mark with 285 new cases reported on Sunday, the highest in the state for the day. The tally is now 10,258.

Ahmedabad reported 212 new cases, the second highest in the state, taking its total to 24,375.

Vadodara reported79 new cases, Rajot 49, Bhavnagar 35, Gandhinagar 30, Mehsana 22, Banaskantha 21, Dahod and Kutch 19 each, Bharuch 18, Panchmahal 16, Surendranagar and Junagadh 15 each, Patan and Valsad 14 each, Amreli 13, Kheda and Tapi 12 each, among others.

Of the 20 fatalities on Sunday, Surat reported the highest at nine, followed by Ahmedabad at six, Dahod two, and Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath and Jamnagar one each.

With this, Ahmedabad”s death toll rose to 1,547, and that of Surat to 435.

In terms of recoveries, Surat reported the highest on Sunday at 207, taking its total of such patients to 6,522.

In Ahmedabad 167 patients were discharged, and 161 in Bhavnagar, the department said in a release.

The number of recovered patients in Ahmedabad has gone up to 19,008.

Gujarat”s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 48,441, new cases 965, deaths 2,147, discharged 34,882, active cases 11,412 and people tested so far 5,36,620.

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