Guj: Ahmedabad records 139 new COVID-19 cases; 137 recoveries

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Ahmedabad, Jan 6 (PTI) As many as 139 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while one died of the infection in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district on Wednesday, an official from the state health department said.

With this, the count of infections in the district rose to 58,519, while the toll stood at 2,261, the official said.

At least 137 patients were discharged from various government hospitals, taking the number of recoveries to 53,358, he said.

Of the latest cases, 135 were detected in Ahmedabad city, which also recorded 131 recoveries, the official said, adding that four fresh infections and six recoveries were reported from the rural parts of the district.

Among the city's seven civic zones, the northwest zone has 410 active cases, followed by the west zone with 394, and southwest zone with 363 infections, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) said.

The city's SVP Hospital on Wednesday said four UK returnees who had tested COVID-19 positive and were found to have the UK viral strain, are being monitored in the hospital in keeping with the Centre's standard operating procedure.

According to official data, the bed occupancy rate of COVID-19 patients in the district stood at 7.6 per cent.

In private hospitals designated to treat COVID-19 patients in the city, the bed occupancy rate has fallen to 9.8 per cent, the Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association stated. PTI KA ARU ARU