Covid: Gujarat crosses 5K daily cases for first time

Continuing the recent trend of surge in cases, Gujarat on Saturday recorded its highest single-day tally of Covid-19 infections so far at 5,011, taking its overall tally to 3,42,026, while 49 deaths in the past 24 hours mounted the state’s Covid death toll 4,746.

In just 10 days of April, Gujarat has reported 34,328 Covid cases at an average of 3,433 cases per day. In whole of March, Gujarat had reported 37,809 Covid cases at an average of almost 1,220 cases daily.

Ahmedabad registered the maximum number of cases on Saturday at 1,440, followed by Surat (1,152), Rajkot (529), Vadodara (445), Jamnagar (275), Patan (118), Mehsana (102), Bhavnagar (94), Junagadh (93), Gandhinagar (92), Kutch and Morbi (52 each), Sabarkantha (45), Mahisagar (44), Panchmahals and Navsari (41 each), Kheda and Dahod (38 each), Anand (33), Amreli and Bharuch (32 each), Surendranagar (29), Gir Somnath and Narmada (28), Valsad (25), Banaskantha (23), Devbhumi Dwarka (18), Tapi (15), Aravalli and Botad (14 each), Chotta Udepur and Dangs (12 each), and Porbandar (5).

Of the 49 deaths reported on Saturday, 16 people each died in Surat and Ahmedabad , followed by Rajkot (8), Vadodara (4), Gandhnagar and Surendranagar (2 each) and Chhota Udepur (1). Gujarat’s mortality rate presently stands at 1.38 per cent.

On a positive note, 2,525 patients were discharged from various hospitals on Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 3,12,151.

The state presently has 25,129 active cases, out of which the condition of 24,937 is stable, while 192 critical patients are on ventilator support.

Till now, a total of 89,02,725 persons have been vaccinated in the state, out of which around 78,71,091 persons have received their first dose while 10,31,634 persons have received their second shot of the vaccine.