(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Sep 1 (PTI) Ahmedabad's COVID-19 tally rose to 31,678 with the addition of 159 new cases on Tuesday, while four more patients succumbed to the infection, the Gujarat health department said.
The death toll in Ahmedabad district rose to 1,735 with four more patients succumbing to the infections, it said.
With 84 recoveries, the number of discharged patients in the district increased to 26,446, the department said in a release.
Ahmedabad city reported 145 of the new cases and the rural parts of the district the remaining 14, it said.
All the four deaths were reported in the city, the release added.
As per the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), there are 390 micro-containment zones or localities where movements of people have been restricted after new COVID-19 cases were reported.
On Monday, the AMC removed 19 such areas from the existing list of 382 and added another 27.
The south zone of the city has added the highest number of 12 such new areas.
As per Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association, as on Tuesday, 509 out of the 1,407 beds requisitioned by the AMC for treatment of COVID-19 patients were vacant across different hospitals, indicating a drop in their demand.
With 14 new cases, the number of COVID-19 infections in the rural parts of the district rose to 1,822, of which 1,674 have been discharged following recovery, including 20 on Tuesday, officials said. PTI KA PD RSY RSY