Ahmedabad records 185 new cases of COVID-19; 192 recoveries

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Ahmedabad, Dec 26 (PTI) As many as 185 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 192 recovered from the infection in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district on Saturday, an official from the state health department said.

With this, the count of infections in the district has risen to 56,788 and the number of recoveries has reached 51,598, the official said.

Moreover, four deaths during the day have taken the district's toll to 2,233, he said.

Ahmedabad city recorded 178 new cases and 184 recoveries, while rural Ahmedabad recorded seven new cases and eight recoveries, the official said.

According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, the city's western zone has 431 active cases, followed by 399 in the northwest zone, and 387 in the southwest zone.

The bed occupancy rate in COVID-19 designated hospitals has fallen further to below 20 per cent, with 698 out of 3,552 beds in private hospitals being occupied, the Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association said.

Meanwhile, the civic body has also begun the process of registration for the COVID-19 vaccine on its official website.

Health workers are already undertaking door-to-door surveys to register beneficiaries for vaccination and people can also approach urban health centres for the same, the civic body said. PTI KA PD ARU ARU