(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (PTI) The number of COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad district increased by 165 to 29,327 on Tuesday while the death toll rose by four to 1,666, the Gujarat health department said.
With 178 patients getting discharged in the day, including 156 in Ahmedabad city and 22 in rural areas, the number of recoveries went up to 24,242 in the district, it said.
Of the 165 new cases, Ahmedabad city added 149 patients while 16 cases were reported from rural areas, the department said.
All four deaths occurred in the city, it said.
As per the COVID-19 bulletin issued by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), 23,072 cases or 83.5 per cent of the total patients in the city under its jurisdiction have recovered from the infection so far.
A total of 1,621 patients or 5.9 per cent (of total patients) have succumbed to the infection so far.
The western zone in the city has the highest 527 or 17.9 per cent of active cases, followed by the south and north zones.
The number of patients discharged in rural parts of Ahmedabad rose to 1,408 out of the total 1,547 cases, district health officials said. PTI KA PD NSK NSK