1,420 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, seven deaths

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Ahmedabad, Nov 20 (PTI) As many as 1,420 new cases of coronavirus infection were found in Gujarat in the last 24 hours, taking the state's caseload to 1,94,402, the health department said on Friday evening.

The daily figure of new infections has been increasing in the state. On Thursday, Gujarat added 1,340 cases, while on November 12, it had reported 1,120 cases.

The death toll due to coronavirus reached 3,837 with seven more patients succumbing on Friday, the department added. At the same time, 1,040 patients also recovered during this period.

Three patients died in Ahmedabad, two in Surat and one each in Patan and Rajkot districts.

Ahmedabad reported 327 new infections in 24 hours, followed by 246 in Surat, 155 in Vadodara, 137 in Rajkot, 86 in Gandhinagar, 54 in Banaskantha and 52 in Mehsana district.

In view of the rising number of cases, the Gujarat government on Friday announced a night curfew between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am in Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara cities from Saturday.

A night curfew has been already announced in Ahmedabad city from 9 pm next Monday. In addition, A 57-hour-long weekend curfew would begin from 9 pm in Ahmedabad city on Friday night and end at 6 am on November 23.

The number of active cases in Gujarat crossed 13,000 on Friday.

A many as 91.31 per cent patients have recovered so far, the state government said.

With over 69,900 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the per million average was 1,044.63 tests.

Till now, the state government has conducted 71.01 lakh tests, said the release.

Nine new cases of coronavirus infection emerged during the day while one COVID-19 patient was discharged in the adjoining Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

As per the UT administration, 3,288 persons have tested positive for coronavirus so far. Of these, two died, 3,247 have recovered and 39 cases are still active.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,94,402, New cases 1,420, Death toll 3,837, Discharged 1,77,515, Active cases 13,050 and People tested so far 71,01,057. PTI PJT KRK KRK