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7 more corona cases in Gujarat; tally 186

Gandhinagar, April 8 (IANS) Seven more positive cases on top of Wednesday morning's four positive detected took the total positive coronavirus count in Gujarat to 186. Till Wednesday, 16 deaths due to coronavirus were reported in the state.

Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary, Health and family welfare Department, Gujarat said in the evening, “Till Wednesday morning, four more positive cases had been found. This evening, 7 more positive cases were found in hotspots of Vadodara and Bhavnagar. All the seven positive are locally infected.”

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Two females, (60) and (21) and three males (20), (46) and (57) from Vadodara's cluster and two males (21) and (52) from Bhavnagar's cluster have been found positive due to the intensive testing carried out for the last three days in these major cities,” added Ravi.

“In the last 24 hours, we have taken 672 samples for testing, where 11 have been positive, 528 negative and 113 are pending,” added Ravi.

The maximum samples were collected in Surat 321, Ahmedabad 314, Bhavnagar 27 and Vadodara 112.

With today's addition, Gujarat now has a total of 186 positive cases including 16 deaths. The maximum number of positive cases are in Ahmedabad with 83, followed by Surat 23, Vadodara and Bhavnagar 16 each, Gandhinagar 13, Rajkot 11, Patan 5, Porbandar 3, Kutch Mehsana and Gir-Somnath with two each and Panchmahal, Chhota Udepur, Jamnagar, Morbi, Anand and Sabarkatha 1 each.

“Out of the total active 145 cases, the condition of 143 patient is stable, 25 have been discharged and the condition of 2 is critical and they are on ventilator,” added Ravi.

“Out of the total positive cases, 33 have international travel history, 32 interstate travel and 121 are locally infected. We have carried out 4,224 tests so far, where 3,905 where found negative, 186 positive and results of 113 are pending,” added Ravi.

On Tuesday, a 14-month infant boy succumbed to the dreaded virus, despite the health authorities of G.G. Hospital in Jamnagar doing their best to save the infant.

A comorbid patient, a Surat male (65) too, had succumbed to the virus on Tuesday evening.

–IANS

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