Gujarat sees 249 new COVID-19 cases, 280 recoveries

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Ahmedabad, Feb 15 (PTI) Gujarat on Monday reported 249 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally of infections to 2,65,493 while the count of recoveries rose to 2,59,384 with 280 people getting discharged after treatment in the day, the state Health department said.

The overall death toll remained 4,401 in the state as no new fatality was reported on Monday, it said.

Gujarat's case recovery rate improved further to 97.70 per cent, leaving the state with 1,708 active cases, the department said in a release.

On Monday, 5,057 healthcare and frontline workers were vaccinated at 337 centres in Gujarat, taking the total number of inoculations in the state since January 16 to 7,96,659.

At 49, Ahmedabad reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases during the day, followed by 44 in Vadodara, 37 each in Surat and Rajkot, and 10 in Gandhinagar. Junagadh, Gir Somnath, Kheda and Narmada districts each reported seven fresh cases, while five cases each were added in Bharuch and Kutch, the release said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,65,493, new cases 249, death toll 4,401, discharged 2,59,384, active cases 1,708, people tested so far - figures not released.

The number of active cases in the Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli remains two as no new case or recovery was reported on Monday.

Out of the 3,372 cases recorded by the UT, 3,368 patients recovered while two persons had died, officials said.