Gujarat sees 602 new COVID-19 cases, 855 recoveries, 3 deaths

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(Eds: Adding info) Ahmedabad, Jan 12 (PTI) Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,53,161 with the addition of 602 new cases on Tuesday, the state health department said.

With three more deaths, the total number of fatalities in the state increased to 4,350, it said.

A total of 855 people were discharged during the day, taking the count of recoveries in Gujarat to 2,41,372, the department said, adding that the COVID-19 case recovery rate of the state has improved to 95.34 per cent.

Gujarat is now left with 7,439 active cases.

The health department did not share the data of the new tests conducted in Gujarat for coronavirus detection and the total number of samples tested so far.

One patient died each in Ahmedabad, Botad and Vadodara during the day.

At 133, Ahmedabad reported the highest number of new cases in the state in the day, followedby Surat which reported 121 cases, Vadodara 110, and Rajkot 72.

Among other districts, Gandhinagar reported 17 new cases, Bhavnagar 14, Anand 12, Bharuch, Dahod and Panchmahal 11 each, Kheda 10, Jamnagar and Junagadh nine each, etc.

Gujarat's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,53,161, new cases 602, deaths 4,350, active cases 7,439.

In the Union Territory (UT) of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, no new COVID-19 case or recovery was reported during the day.

The caseload in the UT stands at 3,354 and the count of recoveries is 3,347, officials said. PTI KA NSK NSK