(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Gujarat reported 1,126 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its tally to 80,942, while 20 more patients succumbed to the infection, seven of them in Surat, the state health department said.
With 20 more patients dying due to COVID-19, the toll in the state rose to 2,822, it said.
The number of recovered cases rose to 63,710 with 1,131 more patients getting discharged from hospitals, the department said in a release.
Surat reported the highest number of 252 new cases, followed by 165 in Ahmedabad and 111 in Vadodara, it said.
Among other districts, Rajkot reported 98 new cases, Jamnagar 58, Morbi 46, Bhavnagar 43, Panchmahal 39, Dahod 28, Gandhinagar 27, Banaskantha and Bharuch 26 each, Mehsana 18, Kutch 17, Amreli, Gir Somnath and Mahisagar 15 each, Navsari, Patan, Surendranagar and Valsad 10 each, Porbandar nine and Anand eight, the department said.
As many as seven patients died in Surat, four in Ahmedabad, two each in Amreli, Bhavnagar and Kutch, and one each in Gir Somnath, Rajkot and Vadodara, the department said.
Tests were conducted on 57,234 samples in the last 24 hours at the rate of 880.52 tests per day per million population, the department said in its release.
With this, the total number of samples collected so far in the state rose to 14,15,598, it said.
In terms of daily cases, Gujarat is placed 14th among states, the department said, citing a comparative tally.
Currently, a total of 5,07,188 persons are quarantined in the state, it said.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 80,942, new cases 1,126, deaths 2,822, discharged 63,710, active cases 14,410, people tested so far 14,15,598.
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