Gujarat reports 908 COVID-19 cases; recoveries top 1.5 lakh

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(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Oct 26 (PTI) Gujarat reported 908 new coronavirus positive cases on Monday, taking its tally to 1,68,081, while more than 1,100 patients recovered from the infection, the state health department said.

With four more deaths, the lowest single-day count in several months, the state's COVID-19 toll rose to 3,693, it said.

At the same time, thestate's tally of recovered cases crossed the 1.5 lakh-mark and rose to 1,50,650 with an additional1,102 patients getting discharged from various hospitals on Monday, said a release from the department.

This further pushed the state's recovery rate to89.

63 per cent, it said.

Surat reported the highest number of 228 new cases, followed by Ahmedabad with 173 and Vadodara 111.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 68 new cases, Jamnagar 28, Mehsana 27, Gandhinagar 26, Morbi 23, Surendranagar 22, Bharuch 20, Amreli 17, Patan 17, Kutch 14, Anand 13, Banaskantha, Gir Somnath and Kheda 11 each, Sabarkantha 10, among others, it said.

Out of the four fresh deaths, two were reported in Ahmedabad, and one each in Rajkot and Surat, the release said.

The number of active cases in the stats now stands at 13,738, out of which 61 patients are on ventilator, said the health department.

The count of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli on Monday stood unchanged at 3,203 with no new case reported from any of the three districts.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli reported one recovery, increasing the UT's total discharged cases to 3,151, officials said.

In the last 24 hours, a total of 51,046 tests were conducted for the virus in Gujarat, taking the number of samplestested so far to 57,93,788, the release said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,68,081, new cases 908, deaths 3,693, discharged 1,50,650, active cases 13,738 and people tested so far 57,93,788. PTI KA PD RSY RSY