(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Sep 28 (PTI) As many as 1,404 fresh cases of coronavirus emerged in Gujarat in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 1,34,623 on Monday, while 1,336 people recovered from the infection, said the state Health Department.
A release by the Health Department said 12 persons with the COVID-19 infection also died across the state during the same period, taking the toll to 3,431.
The government said 1,336 persons were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the number of recovered cases to 1,14,476.
While cases in Ahmedabad are on the rise since the past one week, Surat still remains the worst-affected district with 302 new infections emerging in the last 24 hours.
Ahmedabad was on the second spot with 210 new cases - 180 from the city and 30 from rural areas of the district, the release said.
Other districts where a significant number of cases were detected included Rajkot (148), Vadodara (141), Jamnagar (95), Mehsana (43) and Kutch district (37), it said.
Of the dozen persons who succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours, 5 died in Surat, 3 in Ahmedabad, 2 in Rajkot, and one each in Vadodara and Bharuch.
The release said Gujarat has conducted over 42.93 lakh tests so far and has 16,716 active cases at present.
Among the patients under treatment, 91 are on ventilators, while 16,625 are in stable condition.
With over 61,300 tests conducted in 24 hours, the highest so far in a day, the per million average has gone up to 943.32 tests per day, the release said.
It added that Gujarat's recovery rate now stands at 85.03 per cent with over 1.14 lakh patient discharges registered so far.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,34,623, new cases 1,404, deaths 3,431, discharged 1,14,476, active cases 16,716, people tested so far 42,93,724.
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