Gujarat: 353 test COVID-19 positive; active cases below 4,000

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(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Jan 27 (PTI) Gujarat reported 353 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 2,60,220, while 462 patients recovered from the infection, the state health department said.

With one more death - reported from Ahmedabad - the state's COVID-19 fatalities rose to 4,382, it said.

As many as 462 patients were discharged during the day, pushing the number of recovered cases to 2,51,862, said the department in a release.

With this, the state's COVID-19 recovery rate improved further to 96.79 per cent, it said.

There are now 3,976 active cases in Gujarat, with 43 patients being on ventilators, the release said.

Ahmedabad and Vadodara reported 75 new cases each followed by Rajkot 64 and Surat 47.

Ahmedabad district's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 61,770, while the death toll went up to 2,291 with one more fatality, the release said.

Surat's COVID-19 tally rose to 52,002 with 47 new cases, said the department.

These four districts together accounted for 74 per cent of the total COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday.

Among other districts, Panchmahal, Sabarkantha and Gandhinagar reported nine cases each, Junagadh eight, Morbi six, Bharuch, Kutch and Narmada five each.

Meanwhile, the health department said a total of 3,787 beneficiaries were vaccinated across three centres on Wednesday, taking the number of people inoculated against COVID-19 so far in Gujarat to 95,909.

The Union Territory of Dadra, Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu reported one new case.

With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in the UT rose to 3,365, while the recoveries stood at 3,358, an official release said.

There are five active cases in the UT, which has reported two deaths so far.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,60,220, new cases 353, deaths 4,382, active cases 3,976, people tested so far (figure not released). PTI KANP RSY RSY