COVID-19: Gujarat reports 987 new cases; 1,083 recover, 4 die

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(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Oct 29 (PTI) The COVID-19 infection count in Gujarat reached 1,71,040 on Thursday after 987 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, the state health department said.

As many as 1,083 patients recovered during this period, which took the state's recovery count to 1,54,078, it said.

The death toll due to the virus now stands at 3,708 as four patients succumbed to the infection, the department said in a release.

While two patients died in Surat in the last 24 hours, one each died in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar district.

In Surat, 213 new cases were reported during the day, followed by 171 in Ahmedabad, 117 in Vadodara, 96 in Rajkot, 34 in Gandhinagar and 33 in Mehsana.

The state government said that an impressive 90.08 per cent patients have recovered so far. The number of active cases in the state is 13,254, it said.

As many as 52,989 tests were conducted in the state on Thursday.

So far, 59.50 lakh people have been tested by the authorities.

A total of six fresh coronavirus cases were detected during the day in the adjoining union territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

As many as 3,218 people have tested positive in the union territory till date.

Of these, two have died, 3,167 have recovered and 49 cases are still active, a release by the UT administration said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,71,040; new cases 987; deaths 3,708; discharged 1,54,078; active cases 13,254 and people tested so far 59,50,616. PTI PJT PD NP NP