(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Sep 15 (PTI) The coronavirus count in Gujarat rose to 1,16,345 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,349 new cases, while a record 1,444 patients recovered from the infection, the state health department said.
With 17 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, including five in Surat, the death toll increased to 3,247, the department said.
Also, 1,444 patients were discharged from hospitals, the highest single-day recovery, taking the number of such cases in the state to 96,709, it said, adding that there are 16,389 active cases.
With this, the state's recovery rate stood at 82.84 per cent, the department said in a release.
As many as 78,182 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours at a rate of 1,202.80 tests per day per million population, it said.
This took the number of samples tested in the state so far to 34,38,500.
Of the total 17 fatalities, four occurred in Ahmedabad, three in Jamnagar, two in Vadodara, while one person died each in Gandhinagar, Mehsana and Rajkot.
At 277, Surat reported the highest number of new cases in the state in the day.
Ahmedabad (172), Rajkot (141), Vadodara (129), and Jamnagar (123) are the four districts that reported more than 100 cases in the day in the state.
Elsewhere, Mehsana reported 49 newcases, Patan 45, Gandhinagar 43, Bhavnagar 38, Junagadh 35, Amreli 30, Panchmahal 29, Morbi 28, and Banaskantha 24.
Kutch and Mahisagar added 19 patients each, followed by Surendranagar at 18, Dahod 17, Bharuch 16, Gir Somnath 14, and Botad 12, while Kheda and Sabarkantha added 10 cases each, it said.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,16,345, new cases 1,349, deaths 3,247, discharged 96,709, active cases 16,389, and people tested so far 34,38,500. PTI KA PD RSY NSK NSK