860 new COVID-19 cases in Gujarat; 1,128 recover, five die

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(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Nov 1 (PTI) Gujarat reported 860 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed its overall infection tally to 1,73,804, the state health department said.

Recoveries outnumbered the new cases as 1,128 patients were discharged. This took the number of recovered cases in the state to 1,57,247, it said.

The state's recovery rate is now 90.47 per cent.

With five deaths, the state's COVID-19 fatality count rose to 3,724, the department said in a release.

Surat reported the highest number of 220 new cases, followed by Ahmedabad with 177 cases and Vadodara with 117.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 82 new cases, Gandhinagar 31, Mehsana 26, Sabarkantha and Junagadh 22, Jamnagar 21, Kheda 14, Bharuch 12, Surendranagar 11, Gir Somnath and Morbi 10 and Bhavnagar nine.

Ahmedabad reported two out of the total five deaths on Sunday, while Patan, Surat and Vadodara reported one death each.

The number of active cases in the state now stands at 12,833, out of which 56 patients are on ventilator, it said.

As many as 51,084 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. This took the number of samples tested so far to 61,04,931.

In the Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the coronavirus positive tally rose to 3,230 after four new cases were reported on Sunday- two each in Daman and DNH, officials said.

With eight patients getting discharged, the number of recovered cases rose to 3,194, they said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,73,804, new cases 860, death toll 3,724, discharged 1,57,247, active cases 12,833 and people tested so far 61,04,931. PTI KA PD NP NP