Surat becomes new hotspot as Gujarat's Covid tally nears 34K

Gandhinagar, Jul 2 (IANS): Gujarat again recorded the highest single-day spike in the number of positive cases on Thursday, as 681 fresh cases took the states Covid-19 tally to 33,999.

For the second time in three months, Surat's single-day Covid-19 tally on Thursday surpassed that of Ahmedabad's to be the highest in the state.

A total 19 persons succumbed to the dreaded disease on Thursday, taking the state's Covid-19 death toll to 1,888, while as many as 563 persons were discharged from different hospitals across the state.

For the sixth day in a row, Gujarat reported more than 600 positive cases, each day with a new record. With an average of 640 cases getting reported daily, the state has registered 3,841 positive cases in the last six days.

Of the 681 cases reported on Thursday, Surat topped the chart with 227 cases to emerge as the new Covid-19 hotspot in the state. The Diamond City was followed by Ahmedabad (211), Vadodara (57), Rajkot (26), Bhavnagar (14), Junagadh (13), Banaskantha and Surendranagar (12 each), Jamnagar (11), Bharuch and Patan (10 each), Mehsana (9), Valsad (8), Amreli and Gandhinagar (7 each), Kutch and Kheda (5 each), Aravalli, Panchmahals and Navsari (4 each), Anand, Sabarkantha, Botad, Gir-Somnath, Dahod, Chhota Udepur and Morbi (3 each), and Mahisagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar and Tapi (1 each).

Of the 19 casualties on Thursday, Ahmedabad reported 7 deaths, followed by Surat (4), Vadodara (2), and Junagadh, Mahesana, Patan, Kheda, Valsad and Surendranagar (1 each), taking the state's death toll to 1,888.

Ahmedabad has reported the maximum number of fatalities till now at 1,459, followed by Surat (168), Vadodara (53), Gandhinagar (31), Aravalli and Patan (17 each), Panchmahals (15), Bhavnagar and Anand (13 each), Mehsana (12) and Banaskantha (11).

Gujarat has one of the highest Covid-19 mortality rates in the country at 5.55 per cent.

On a positive note, with 563 patients getting discharged on Thursday, the number recoveries in the state has gone up to 24,601.

At present, there are 7,510 active cases in Gujarat, out of which the condition of 7,442 is stable, whereas 68 critical patients are still on ventilator support.

Over 2.5 lakh people are quarantined in the state at the moment, 2,48,062 under home quarantine and 3,060 in different government facilities.




Title : Surat becomes new hotspot as Gujarat's Covid tally nears 34K


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