Gujarat adds 926 fresh COVID-19 cases; 1,040 recover

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(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Nov 16 (PTI) Gujarat on Monday reported 926 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the total count of infections to 1,89,236, the state health department said.

With five more persons succumbing to the viral infection, including three deaths in Ahmedabad and one each in Rajkot and Surat, the cumulative toll mounted to 3,808, it said.

At 1,040, recoveries exceeded fresh cases in the day.

The count of recovered people has reached 1,72,972 in the state, which has improved the case recovery rate to 91.41 per cent, the department said in a release.

With 39,383 tests being conducted in the day, the total number of samples tested so far in the state rose to 68,76,665.

Gujarat now has 12,456 active cases, the department said.

Ahmedabad continues to report the highest number of daily cases in the state and has already overtaken Surat.

At 225, Ahmedabad reported the highest number of new cases in the day followed by Surat with 141 cases.

Rajkot reported 127 new infections while Vadodara's tally rose by 125 in the day.

Among other districts, Gandhinagar reported 51 new cases, Mehsana 45, Jamnagar 24, Kutch 20, Sabarkantha 19, Patan 18, Banaskantha and Dahod 16 each, Junagadh 12, etc.

the department said.

In the Union Territory of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,266 while the count of recoveries stood at 3,245.

Significantly, the number of active cases in Diu dropped to zero after the only active case recovered during the day, officials said.

There are a total 19 active cases in the UT, they said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,89,236, new cases 926, deaths 3,808, discharged 1,72,972, active cases 12,456 and people tested so far 68,76,665. PTI KA PD NSK NSK