236 new cases of COVID-19 found in Ahmedabad; 9 more die

(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Jun 29 (PTI) The number of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad rose to 20,716 on Monday with the addition of 236 new cases, while nine more patients succumbed to the infection, the Gujarat health department said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the district, the worst hit by the virus in the state, increased to 1,432 with nine more fatalities, it said.

The district also reported recovery of 171 patients, taking the number of discharged people to 15,831, the department said.

Areas under the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (the city) reported 222 new COVID-19 cases, while the remaining part of the district registered 14 infections.

Out of the 14 cases reported from outside the corporation limit, four each were detected from Dholka and Sanand talukas, three from Daskroi, two from Viramgam, and one from Bavla, the department said.

With this, the number of cases in the district panchayat limit rose to 814, of which 656, or 80 per cent, patients have been discharged following recovery, it said.

The Ahmedabad corporation limit has reported recovery of 78 per cent of the cases so far, while it has recorded a COVID-19 mortality rate of 7 per cent.

The city's west zone has reported 22 per cent of total active cases, followed by south zone at 15 per cent, north zone at 14.9 per cent and south west zone at 14.8 per cent, among others.

Meanwhile, the AMC has identified seven new micro containment areas in the city, taking the number of such areas to 44 with a little over 27,500 people residing in them.

The district accounted for 236 of the 626 coronavirus cases reported in the state on Monday. PTI KA PD RSY RSY