Gujarat records 1,049 COVID-19 cases, 879 recoveries; 5 die

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(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Nov 10 (PTI) The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose to 1,82,719 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,049 new infections, while 879 patients recovered from the disease, the state health department said.

The state reportedfive more deaths, raising the number of its COVID-19 fatalities to 3,773, it said.

With 879 patients getting discharged, the number of recovered cases went up to 1,66,468, the department said.

With this, the state has recorded a COVID-19 recovery rate of 91.11 per cent, said the department in a release.

As many as 52,960 tests were conducted for the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 65,72,903.

Surat reportedthe highest number of 183 new cases, followed closely by Ahmedabad with 178 cases.

Rajkot and Vadodara also reported over 100 cases at 128 and 119, respectively, said the department.

Among other districts, Mehsana reported 53 new cases, Gandhinagar 51, Jamnagar 44, Banaskantha 39, Patan 36, Amreli 20, Surendranagar 18, Junagadh 17, Morbi 15, Kheda and Sabarkantha 14 each, Kutch and Mahisagar 13 each, Tapi and Panchmahal 12 each and Bharuch 11.

Out of the five deaths, three were reported in Ahmedabad, and one each in Rajkot and Surat, the department said.

With this, the number of active cases stands at 12,478, out of which 69 patients are on ventilators.

In the adjoining Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (DNH), the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,249 with one new infection reported from DNH, said health officials.

With four patients getting discharged in the UT, the number of recovered cases rose to 3,227, they said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,82,719, new cases 1,049, deaths 3,773, discharged 1,66,468, active cases 12,478, people tested so far 65,72,903.