Ahmedabad, Oct 1 (PTI) Gujarat reported 1,351 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, which took its overall infection count to 1,38,745, the health department said on Thursday.
Notably, nearly as many number of coronavirus patients recovered during the same period in the state.
A total of 1,334 patients were given discharge in the last 24 hours, which took the state's recovery count to 1,18,565, the department said in a statement.
The death toll due to the virus reached 3,463 on Thursday after 10 patients succumbed to the infection.
Gujarat has so far conducted over 44.74 lakh tests and the number of active cases in the state is 16,717. Of these, 89 are on ventilator, while 16,628 are stable.
According to the health department, Gujarat's recovery rate now stands at 85.46 per cent with over 1.18 lakh recoveries so far.
With over 56,700 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the per million average has gone up to 872.89 tests per day.
Despite various efforts towards containing the virus, Surat continues to remain the worst-affected district with 288 cases reported in 24 hours.
Ahmedabad was at the second spot with 193 new cases, including 172 from the city areas and 21 from rural parts.
Other districts where significant number of cases were reported include Rajkot (155), Vadodara (134), Jamnagar (92), 48 in Mehsana and 46 cases in Bhavnagar.
Of the 10 fatalities, four were reported in Surat, three in Ahmedabad, and one each in Panchmahal, Sabarkantha and Vadodara districts.
Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,38,745, new cases 1,351, death toll 3,463, discharged 1,18,565, active cases 16,717, people tested so far 44,74,766.
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