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With 398 new cases, Guj’s corona tally jumps to 12,539

Gandhinagar, May 20 (IANS) The total number of Coronavirus positive cases climbed over the 9,000-mark for the hotspot Ahmedabad, as 271 fresh cases were added taking the total to 9,216 in the city on Wednesday. The death toll in Ahmedabad also crossed the 600 mark with 602 deaths. With this, Gujarat's total cases jumped to 12,539 with an addition of 398 cases on Wednesday. The death toll has now gone up to 749 in the state.

More and more number of cases are being found outside the three major cities — Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara, since the past couple of days, a sign of worry for the health authorities.

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On Wednesday, a total of 398 Corona positive cases were detected in the state. Ahmedabad had the maximum number of cases with 271, followed by Surat (37), Vadodara (26), Mahesana and Patan (15 each), Kutch (5), Aravalli (4), Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha, Navsari and Surendranagar (3 each), Banaskantha, Anand, Kheda and Valsad (2 each), Jamnagar, Bharuch, Dahod, Junagadh (one each).

Another 30 patients succumbed to the dreaded virus on Wednesday, out of which Ahmedabad had the highest casualties, 26 (22 males, 4 females). A female each from Gandhinagar and Surat succumbed to the virus and a male each from Patan and Sabarkantha also died on Wednesday. Out of the total 30 dead, half of the patients did not have any comorbidity.

The month of May has proved to be very grim for Gujarat, as over 20 deaths are reported daily. A total of 535 people, out of the total 749, have succumbed to the virus in just 20 days.

Till date, out of the total 749 deaths, 602 people have died in Ahmedabad alone (over 80 per cent), followed by 56 in Surat, 32 in Vadodara, 8 each in Bhavnagar, Anand and Gandhinagar and 6 in Panchmahal.

On Wednesday, a total of 176 patients were discharged. Till now, total 5,219 patients have been discharged in the state.

Ahmedabad continued to lead the state with maximum number of positive cases 9,216, followed by Surat (1,193), Vadodara (726), Gandhinagar (193), Bhavnagar (114), Banaskantha (88), Aravalli (86), Anand (83), Rajkot (82), Mahesana (80), Panchmahals (71), Mahisagar and Patan (68 each), Kutch (57), Botad (56) and Kheda (53) cases.

Health authorities have so far carried out a total of 1,60,772 tests in the state, out of which 12,539 have been found positive and 1,48,233 negative.

There are 6,571 active cases, out of which the condition of 6,524 is stable, whereas 47 critical patients are still on ventilator.

Right now, there are over 4.7 lakh people quarantined in the state. Of 4,76,084 people, 4,64,900 are home quarantined, 10,562 in government facilities and 622 in private facilities.

–IANS

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