Gujarat records 992 COVID-19 cases, 1,238 recoveries; 5 die

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(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Oct 27 (PTI) Gujarat reported 992 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its tally to 1,69,073, while recoveries continued to outstrip fresh infections with 1,238 patients being discharged in the day, the state health department said.

With five more deaths, the number of fatalities in the state rose to 3,698, it said.

The number of patients getting discharged on Tuesday stood at 1,238, taking the count of recovered cases in Gujarat to 1,51,888, the department said in a release.

This further pushed the state's recovery rate to 89.

84 per cent,it said.

A total of 51,927 tests were conducted in the state for coronavirus over the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples tested so far to 58,45,715.

Surat district reported 225 new cases, followedby Ahmedabad at 170 and Vadodara at 114, the release said.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 94 new cases, Gandhinagar 46, Mehsana 35, Patan 33, Jamnagar 26, Sabarkantha 25, Bharuch 20, Surendranagar and Junagadh 18 each, Amreli and Banaskantha 17, Anand and Panchmahal 13 each, Kutch, Morbi and Narmada 12 each, among others, it said.

Out of the five fresh deaths, two each were reported from Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, and one from Surat, the release said.

The state's active cases now stand at 13,487, out of which 64 patients are on ventilators.

In the Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,206 with the addition of three new infections - one from Daman and two from DNH, officials said.

The number of recovered cases in the adjoining UT also rose to 3,156 with five more patients getting discharged from hospitals - four fromDNH (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) and one from Daman, they said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,69,073, new cases 992, deaths 3,698, discharged 1,51,888, active cases 13,487, people tested so far 58,45,715.