(Eds: adds details) Ahmedabad, Sep 22 (PTI) Gujarats COVID-19 tally rose to 1,26,169 with the addition of 1,402 new cases on Tuesday, while fatalities grew to 3,355 with 16 more deaths, the state health department said.
At the same time 1,321 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered cases in the state to 1,06,412, a department release said.
The recovery rate has now climbed to 84.34 per cent in the state, it said.
Of the 1,402 new cases of coronavirus detected in the last 24 hours, the highest 298 was recorded in Surat, while Ahmedabad reported 185 cases, Rajkot 150, Vadodara 136 and Jamnagar 123, the release said.
Among other districts, Gandhinagar reported 56 coronavirus cases, Bhavnagar 47, Banaskantha 46, Kutch 33, Mehasana 32, Amreli 29 and Panchmahal 28 among others.
Out of the 16 fresh deaths, five were reported from Surat, three each from Ahmedabad and Vadodara, two from Rajkot and one each from Amreli, Gandhinagar and Surendranagar, the release said.
There are 16,402 active cases in the state, of which 16,310 patients are stable, while 92 are in critical condition and on ventilator support, it said.
The state conducted 62,097 tests in the last 24 hours, taking the number of people tested so far to 39,24,463, it said.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,26,169, new cases 1,402, deaths 3,355, discharged 1,06,421, active cases 16,402, people tested so far 39,24,463.
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