(Eds: adds details) Ahmedabad, Sep 24 (PTI) Gujarat's coronavirus tally rose to 1,28,949 with the addition of 1,408 new cases on Thursday, while a higher number of 1,410 patients were discharged, the state health department said.
With 14 deaths, the COVID-19 toll in the state increased to 3,384, it said.
At the same time, 1,410 patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recovered cases to 1,09,211, the department said in a release.
With this, the state's recovery rate rose to 84.69 per cent, it said.
Surat district reported the highest number of 278 new cases followed by Ahmedabad at 183.
Rajkot and Vadodara also reported over 100 new cases at 147 and 133 cases, respectively.
Among other districts, Gandhinagar reported50 new cases, Mehsana 49, Banaskantha 44, Bhavnagar 38, Junagadh 36, Kutch and Patan 33 each, Amreli and Panchmahal 28 each, Bharuch 23, Morbi 22, Gir Somnath and Surendranagar 20 each, Mahisagar 19, Dahod 14, Sabarkantha 13, Narmada 12, Devbhoomi Dwarka 11, Navsari and Tapi 10 each, among others.
Out of the 14 deaths, Surat reported the highest number of five, Ahmedabad and Rajkot three each, Vadodara two and Gandhinagar one, the department said.
There are now 16,354 active cases in the state with 89 patients on ventilators, the department said.
A total of 61,904 COVID-19 tests were conducted in a day at a rate of 952.37 tests per day per million population, it said.
The number of samples tested so far increased to 40,48,274.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,28,949, new cases 1,408, deaths 3,384, discharged 1,09,211, active cases 16,354, and people tested so far 40,48,274 PTI KA PD RSY RSY