Ahmedabad adds 219 fresh COVID-19 cases, 229 recover

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Ahmedabad, Nov 15 (PTI) Ahmedabad district on Sunday reported 219 new COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 45,343, the Gujarat health department said.

The districthas been reporting the highest number of new cases in the state and has overtaken Surat that topped the tally of new infections earlier.

With three deaths, the COVID-19 toll in Ahmedabad districtrose to 1,932, it said.

Meanwhile, 229 patients were discharged in the day, exceeding the new cases.

The total number of recoveries in the district now stands at 40,061, the department said in a release.

Among the 219 fresh cases, Ahmedabad city added 202 infections while rural areas reported 17 cases.

Ahmedabad reported 199 recoveries while 30 patients were discharged in rural areas.

With the rise in the number of new cases, the bed occupancy rate in the city's private hospitals for COVID-19 patients rose to 89.5 per cent, with a total 1,976 beds currently occupied as against the availability of 2,207 beds, said the Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association in its latest update on Sunday.

A total of 71 private hospitals have been requisitioned for the treatment of COVID-19 cases by the city municipal corporation.

Currently, 95 beds are available in isolation wards at these hospitals while 745 beds are occupied.

In ICUs with ventilators, 20 beds are available and 150 beds occupied, it said, adding that in ICUs without a ventilator, 321 beds are occupied and 41 beds available. PTI KA PD NSK NSK