1,046 fresh coronavirus cases, five deaths in Gujarat

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(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Nov 7 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Gujarat rose to 1,79,679 on Saturday with the addition of 1,046 new cases, the state health department said.

With the death of five patients, including two in Ahmedabad and one each in Banaskantha, Surat and Vadodara, the cumulative toll in the state went up to 3,756, it said.

A total of 931 patients were discharged during the day, which took the total number of recoveries to 1,63,777, the department said, adding that the state's recovery rate now stands at 91.15 per cent.

51,761 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours, at the rate of 796.32 tests per day per million population.

This took the total samples tested for the virus in the state so far to 64,16,963.

At 192, Surat reported the highest number of new cases in the state in the day, followed by Ahmedabad with 182 infections.

Vadodara and Rajkot reported 120 and 113 cases, respectively, said the department.

Among other districts, Mehsana reported 57 new cases, Gandhinagar 39, Patan 36,Jamnagar 30,Banaskantha and Narmada 24 each, Junagadh, Bharuch, Kutch and Surendranagar 20 each, Sabarkantha 16, Dahod and Morbi 15 each, Amreli 14, Kheda 12, etc.

The number of active cases in Gujarat now stands at 12,146, it said.

In the Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the tally of cases went up to 3,247, while the number of recoveries rose to 3,213.

The number of active cases in the UT now stands at 32, officials said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,79,679, new cases 1,046, deaths 3,756, discharged 1,63,777, active cases 12,146 and people tested so far 64,16,963. PTI KA PDKRK NSK NSK