(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Aug 25 (PTI) Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 88,942 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,096 new cases, while 20 more patients succumbed to the infection, the state health department said.
With the death of 20 COVID-19 patients, the toll rose to 2,930, it said.
So far, a total of 71,261 patients have recovered from the infection in Gujarat with 1,011 of them getting discharged on Tuesday, the department said in a release.
With this, the state has achieved a recovery rate of 80.12 per cent, it said.
Surat reported the highest number of 250 new cases followed by Ahmedabad where 157 persons tested positive.
Among other districts, Vadodara reported 122 new cases, Rajkot 95, Jamnagar 80, Bhavnagar 36, Gandhinagar 30, Junagadh 28, Panchmahal 29, Bharuch 26, Kutch 22, Gir Somnath 19, Dahod and Mehsana 17 each, Morbi and Patan 15 each, among others, the release said.
Out of the 20 statewide deaths, Surat reported the highest at seven, followed by Ahmedabad at four, Amreli and Junagadh two each, and Gir Somnath, Tapi, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Vadodara at one each.
The number of active cases in the state stood at 14,751 with 79 patients in critical condition and 14,672 in stable situation, the department said.
A total of 72,577 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours, at the rate of 1,116.56 tests per day per million population, it said.
A total of 18,91,775 samples have been tested so far in the state, it said.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 88,942, new cases 1,096, deaths 2,930, discharged 71,261, active cases 14,751 and people tested so far 18,91,775. PTI KA PD RSY RSY