Gujarat adds 1,020 new COVID-19 cases, 819 recover; 7 die

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(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Nov 8 (PTI) Gujarat on Sunday reported 1,020 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total count of infections to 1,80,699, the state health department said.

With seven more patients, including two each in Ahmedabad and Surat and one each in Banaskantha, Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha, succumbing to the viral infection, the cumulative toll climbed to 3,763, it said.

A total of 819 patients were discharged in the day, which raised the number of recoveries to 1,64,596, the department said,adding that the case recovery rate in the state now stands at 91.09 per cent.

51,191 tests were conducted across the state in the day at the rate of 787.55 tests per day per million population.

A total of 64,68,154 samples have been tested so far, the department added.

At 194, Surat reported the highest number of cases in the state in the day, followed by Ahmedabd which added 185 cases, while 127 patients were detected in Vadodara and 113 in Rajkot.

Elsewhere in the state, Mehsana reported 75 new cases, Gandhinagar 66, Jamnagar 26, Bharuch 21, Sabarkantha and Surendranagar 20 each, Banaskantha 19, Junagadh 18, Patan 17, Kutch and Bhavnagar 14 each, Panchmahal 12, Morbi 10 etc.

The number of active cases in the state stood at 12,340, the department said.

No new case was reported in neighbouring Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the day, where the number of infections so far stood at 3,247.

With seven patients being discharged in the day, the number of recoveries in the UT rose to 3,220, officials said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,80,699, new cases 1,020, deaths 3,763, discharged 1,64,596, active cases 12,340 and people tested so far 64,68,154. PTI KA PD NSK NSK