Gujarat reports just 1 COVID-19 death, 471 new cases

Gujarat reports just 1 COVID-19 death, 471 new cases
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Ahmedabad: In a sign of improvement in the coronavirus situation, Gujarat recorded just one death due to the viral infection on Thursday, the lowest in over nine months, while 471 more people tested positive, the state health department said.

The first death due COVID-19 was reported in Gujarat on March 22. Records show that from April 10 onwards, more than one fatality was emerging everyday in the state.

During the last 24 hours ended at 5 pm, just one patient, from Ahmedabad, succumbed to the infection, said a release by the health department.

The death toll due to the viral infection now stands at 4,372, it said.

With 471 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,57,813, said the release.

Also, 727 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, raising the number of recovered cases to 2,47,950, it said.

Gujarat's rate of recovery has gone up to 96.17 per cent, said the release.

Of the 5,491 active cases in the state, 52 are on ventilators while 5,439 patients are stable.

Ahmedabad recorded 95 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in the state, taking the district tally to 61,244. With one more death, Ahmedabad's toll rose to 2,285, the release said.

As many as 183 patients from Ahmedabad district also recovered in the last 24 hours.

Surat district reported 91 new cases, taking the tally to 51,516, said the release, adding that 107 persons from the district also recovered during the day.

Vadodara and Rajkot district recorded 96 and 59 new cases, respectively.

Meanwhile, one patient recovered while no new case of coronavirus emerged in the adjoining Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Of the total 3,362 persons found positive for coronavirus in the territory since the outbreak, two have died, 3,353 have recovered and 7 are under treatment, said a release by the UT administration.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,57,813 new cases 471, deaths 4,372, discharged 2,47,950, active cases 5,491, people tested so far (figures not released).