Gujarat records 804 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths

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Ahmedabad, Dec 29 (PTI) Gujarat reported 804 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the caseload to 2,43,459, the state health department said.

With seven patients succumbing to the virus, the COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 4,295, it said.

But the number of recoveries exceeded new cases with 999 patients being discharged during the day. It took the total number of recovered cases to 2,29,143.

Gujarat's recovery rate thus further improved to 94.12 per cent,said the department in its release.

As many as 53,389 new tests were conducted for the virus in a single day, increasing the total number of samples tested for COVID-19 in the state to 95,43,400.

Ahmedabad district recorded 170 new cases, highest in the state, followed by Surat with 156, Vadodara 130 and Rajkot with 91 cases.

Among other districts, Dahod reported28 new cases, Gandhinagar 24, Kutch 23, Mehsana 21, Bharuch and Panchmahal 18 each, Kheda 15, Junagadh 13 and Banaskantha and Sabarkantha 10 each.

Out of seven deaths, three were reported in Ahmedabad, two in Surat and one each in Banaskantha and Botad districts, said the release.

There are now 10,021 active cases in Gujarat, out of which the condition of 63 patients is critical, it said.

The Union territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli reported one recovery and no new cases on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the UT is 3,346, and number of recovered cases is 3,333. The UT has 11 active cases and has reported two deaths so far.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,43,459, new cases 804, death toll 4,295, active cases 10,021, and people tested so far 95,43,400. PTI KA PD KRK KRK