Gujarat reports 919 new COVID-19 cases; 963 recover, seven die

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(Eds: Adding details) Ahmedabad, Oct 25 (PTI) Gujarat reported 919 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, taking the overall infection count in the state to 1,67,173, the health department said.

This is the second time within a week the number of single-day new cases came down to three digits.

On October 19, the state had reported 996 cases, dropping below the 1,000-mark for the first time in nearly three months.

With the death of seven more COVID-19 patients on Sunday, the number of fatalities rose to 3,689, the department said in a release.

A total of 963 patients recovered from the infection during the day, taking the count of patients discharged from hospitals in the state to 1,49,548, it said.

With this, the state's recovery rate further improved to 89.46 per cent.

A total of 51,370 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours, which pushed the test count further to 57,42,742.

The number of active cases in the state stands at 13,936, with the condition of 65 patients being critical.

Surat continues to report the highest number of daily new cases. It recorded 227 new cases on Sunday, followed by Ahmedabad with 174 and Vadodara with 115.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 97 new cases, Jamnagar 43, Gandhinagar 35, Bharuch 20, Mehsana, Bhavnagar, Morbi and Junagadh 18 each, Kutch 16, Dahod and Sabarkantha 14 each, Gir Somnath 10, etc.

Of the seven deaths, Ahmedabad reported three, Surat two, and Patan and Vadodara one each.

A total of 51,370 coronavirus tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples tested so far to 57,42,742.

In the Union Territory of Daman Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), three new cases were reported, taking the total number of cases here to 3,203.

Two more recoveries raised the number of such cases to 3,150.

Daman reported one new case and one recovery, while DNH reported two new cases and one recovery, officials said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,67,173, new cases 919, deaths 3,689, discharged 1,49,548, active cases 13,936 and people tested so far 57,42,742. PTI KA PD i NP NP