263 new coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad; 31 more patients die

(Eds: Updates with details) Ahmedabad, May 18 (PTI) As many as 31 more coronavirus patients died in hospitals in Ahmedabad, taking the toll in the district to 555 on Monday, while the tally rose to 8,683 with the addition of 263 new cases, the state health department said.

Also, 181 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Monday, taking the number of recovered patients in the district to 2,841, the official said.

The district now has 5,287 active cases.

Thirty-one more coronavirus patients died here, taking the toll in the district to 555, he said.

The city's areas falling on the eastern side of the Sabarmati river will see no relaxations from Tuesday in the fourth phase of the lockdown, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said.

Relaxations in the lockdown will be allowed only in the western part of the city, he said.

At the same time, Rupani said state transport buses will not be allowed to pass throughAhmedabad, the worst-hit coronavirus district in Gujarat.

All these decisions, Rupani said, will be reconsidered at a later stage, looking at the coronavirus situation in the district.

Ahmedabad city's central zone is the worst-affected by coronavirus pandemic, followed by the south zone. Four civic wards in the central zone and three in the south zone fall under containment zones. PTI KA PD RSY RSY