(Eds; Adds details) Ahmedabad, Jul 31 (PTI) As many as 176 new coronavirus cases emerged in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 26,517 on Friday, the health department said.
With the addition of 176 new cases, Ahmedabad's tally went up to 26,517, said a health bulletin issued by the Gujarat government.
Ahmedabad's death toll rose to 1,597 with four more fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, it said.
Though Ahmedabad saw a decline in fresh cases in the last one month, it still remains the worst-affected district in terms of total cases registered across the state till now.
The total cases in Ahmedabad are nearly half of the 61,438 cases registered across the state till now.
Out of these 176 new cases, 140 were from Ahmedabad city and 36 from rural parts of the district, said the release.
With 112 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, Ahmedabad's tally has gone up to 21,349 recoveries, the release added.
These 112 recoveries, second highest after Surat, include 100 from the city and 12 from different villages of Ahmedabad district.
Out of the total 2,441 COVID-19 deaths registered in Gujarat so far, as many as 1,597 were from Ahmedabad district alone.
While 1,539 victims were from the city, 58 deaths were reported from different villages of Ahmedabad district till now.
Of the total 26,517 cases registered in Ahmedabad district so far, as many as 25,219 were from the city and 1,298 were rural parts of the district. PTI PJT PD RSY RSY