Gujarat sees 12,978 COVID-19 cases, 153 deaths; 11,146 recover

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Ahmedabad, May 2 (PTI) The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose by 12,978 to 5,94,602 on Sunday, while the death toll increased by 153 and the recovery count by 11,146, an official said.

The number of people who have been discharged so far stands at 4,40,276, which is 74.05 per cent of the caseload, while the death toll is 7,508, he said.

There are 1,46,818 active cases in the state at present, including 722 on ventilator support.

'Ahmedabad district reported 4,744 new cases, followed by 1,883 in Surat, 735 in Vadodara, 707 in Jamnagar, 658 in Bhavnagar, and 528 in Rajkot. Ahmedabad also led with 27 deaths. Vadodara had 19 patients dying, while it was 15 in Rajkot and 13 in Surat,' he said.

In an official release, the state government said that 1,24,31,368 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, of whom 25,57,405 have received the second dose as well.

It added that 25,712 people in the 18-44 age group have been administered the first dose since the drive for this segment began on May 1.

The COVID-19 tally in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu rose to 8,020 with 161 new cases.

The number of people discharged there stands at 6,086, including 260 on Sunday, while four have died due to the infection, leaving the UT with an active tally of 1,930.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 5,94,602, new cases 12,978, death toll 7,508, discharged 4,40,276, active cases 1,46,818, people tested so far - figures not released. PTI KA BNM NP NP