935 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, 5 deaths, 1,014 recover

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Ahmedabad, Oct 31 (PTI) Gujarat reported 935 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, raising its case tally to 1,72,944, the state health department said.

With five deaths, the number of fatalities increased to 3,719, it said.

At the same time, 1,014 patients recovered and were discharged, taking the total number of recovered cases to 1,56,119, said the department in its release.

With this, the state's recovery rate rose to 90.27 per cent.

A total of 51,574 tests were conducted in the state for coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Surat reported the highest 227 new cases during the day, followedby Ahmedabad at 178 and Vadodara at 119.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 68 new cases, Gandhinagar 40, Mehsana 29, Jamnagar and Junagadh 28 each, Bharuch 18, Amreli and Kheda 16 each, Anand and Surendranagar 15 each, Banaskantha 14, Bhavnagar and Sabarkantha 13 each, Morbi, Panchmahal and Patan 12 each, Kutch 11.

Out of five deaths, Ahmedabad reported two and Patan, Rajkot and Surat one each.

There are now 13,106 active cases in Gujarat, out of which 59 patients are on ventilator, said the department.

In the Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 3,226 with addition of three cases, all from Daman, officials said.

The number of recovered cases in the UT rose to 3,186 after 14 more patients were discharged -- two from Daman, one from Diu and 11 from DNH.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,72,944, new cases 935, deaths 3,719, discharged 1,56,119, active cases 13,106 and people tested so far 60,53,847. PTI KA PD KRK KRK