Gandhinagar, April 23 (IANS) Gujarat saw another 217 COVID-19 cases added on Thursday to its total, taking it to 2,624, the state with second highest number of positive cases after Maharashtra in the country.

Thursday also saw nine more people succumbing to the virus. But the day’s silver lining was in the recovery of positive patients, as 79 patients were discharged from various hospitals across the state.

A total of 79 positive patients of coronavirus, after treatment were discharged, the maximum number so far in the state. 45 persons where discharged from Ibrahim Bava ITI, which has been converted into Covid-19 care centre in Vadodara. 27 positive patients after treatment were discharged from hospitals in Ahmedabad. Also 5 positive patients after treatment got discharged from Anand and one each from Chhota Udaipur and Kheda. A total of 258 patients have been discharged from hospitals till date in Gujarat.

Meanwhile, Gujarat also registered a total of 2,624 positive cases of on Thursday as 217 more positive cases were added during the day.

Crossing the 1,600 mark, Ahmedabad continued to lead the state with maximum positive cases found on Thursday with 151 fresh positive cases and continued to contribute almost 60-65 per cent of the state’s total.

Out of the 217 positive cases found on Thursday from 13 districts of the state, Ahmedabad continued to lead the state with 151 fresh positive cases. Ahmedabad was followed by Surat with 41, Vadodara 7, Bharuch 5, Anand 3 and 2 positive case each in Botad and Kheda and one each in Aravalli, Bhavnagar Gandhinagar, Dang, Valsad and Panchmahals. There are 4 districts in the state where corona has not shown is appearance till now – Amreli, Surendranagar, Devbhoomi Dwarka and Junagadh.

The health authorities have carried out a total of 42,384 tests so far out of which 2,624 have been found positive and 39,760 negative.

There are a total 2,254 active cases, out of which the condition of 2,226 is stable, whereas 28 critical patients are still on ventilator.

Gujarat has now become the state with not only the second highest number of positive cases in the country after Maharashtra, but also as far as the casualties due to corona. Nine deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the total death toll to 112.

Till date, out of the total 112 deaths, 69 people have died from the virus infection in Ahmedabad alone, followed by 13 in Surat, 11 in Vadodara and 5 in Bhavnagar.

The total number of quarantined in the state is 34,409, where 29,667 are home quarantined, 4,436 in government facilities and 306 in private facilities.

–IANS

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