Gujarat sees 1,565 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, 969 recoveries

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Ahmedabad, Mar 20 (PTI) Gujarat reported 1,565 COVID- 19 cases on Saturday, taking its tally to 2,85,429, while the day also saw six deaths and 969 recoveries, an official said.

The toll in the state is now 4,443, while the recovery count is 2,74,249, which is 96.08 per cent of the caseload, leaving it with 6,737 active cases, including 69 on ventilator support, he added.

'The six deaths comprised two each in Ahmedabad and Surat and one each in Rajkot and Vadodara. Of the new cases, Surat led with 484, followed by 406 in Ahmedabad, 152 in Rajkot, 151 in Vadodara, while other districts saw cases in 15 to 35 range,' he said.

With 2,02,529 patients getting inoculated on Saturday, including 1,87,654 from the senior citizen and 45 plus with comorbidities groups, the number of people getting the first and second dose so far stood at 28,36,204 and 5,92,712 respectively, a state government release said.

The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu reported seven COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking its tally to 3,442.

With one more person getting discharged, the number of recovered cases rose to 3,396, while two deaths have left the UT with 44 active cases, an official said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,85,429, new cases 1,565, death toll 4,443, discharged 2,74,249, active cases 6,737, people tested so far - figures not released. PTI KA BNM BNM