Gujarat sees 671 new COVID-19 cases, 806 recoveries

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(Eds: Adding info) Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (PTI) Gujarat on Sunday reported 671 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the total count of infections to 2,51,944, state health department said.

With four more patients succumbing to the viral disease, including two in Ahmedabad, the cumulative toll rose to 4,344, it said.

A total of 806 patients were discharged during the day, taking the tally of recoveries in Gujarat to 2,39,771, the department said in a release.

With this, the COVID-19 case recovery rate in Gujarat stands at 95.17 per cent, while the number of active cases is 7,829.

The health department did not provide the number of tests conducted for the virus in Gujarat on Sunday.

On Saturday, 47,506 tests were conducted for the virus, which had increased the total number of samples tested in Gujarat to 1,01,01,064.

On Sunday, Surat overtook Ahmedabad in terms of the number of new cases in a day with the addition of 129 new infections, while Ahmedabad reported 126 cases. Vadodara recorded 117 cases, the department said.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 82 new cases, Kutch 20, Gandhinagar 15, Dahod and Jamnagar 14 each, Mehsana 13, Junagadh and Sabarkantha 12 each, Bhavnagar and Banaskantha 11 each, etc.

A total 4,86,375 people remained quarantined in different parts of the state.

Out of the 55,000 beds available for treatment of COVID-19 patients, more than 90 per cent are lying vacant in Gujarat, the department said.

Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,51,944, new cases 671, deaths 4,344, active cases 7,829, and people tested so far 1,01,01,064.

In the Union Territory of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, two patients recovered from COVID-19 while no new case was reported during the day.

The overall number of recoveries in the UT stood at 3,347 against 3,352 cases registered till date.

While the number of active cases in the UT is three, two persons have died so far, officials said. PTI KA NSK NSK