Gujarat: 535 new coronavirus cases, three deaths

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Ahmedabad, Jan 15 (PTI) Gujarat recorded 535 fresh coronavirus cases and only three deaths in the last 24 hours, a state health official said on Friday evening.

The caseload thus went upto 2,54,849 while the death toll in Gujarat due to COVID-19 now stands at 4,360.

As many as 738 coronavirus patients were given discharge from different hospitals.

With 2,43,639 recoveries so far, Gujarat's rate of recovery has gone up to 95.60 per cent, said the official release.

During the day, one patient each died in Ahmedabad city, Rajkot district and Surat city.

Of 6,850 active cases in the state, 55 patients are on ventilator.

Ahmedabad recorded 109 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in the state, during the day, taking the district's tally to 60,639. With one death reported on Friday, the district's death toll has gone up to 2,276.

185 patients from Ahmedabad district recovered in the last 24 hours.

Surat district reported 94 new cases, taking its tally to 51,044, said the release, adding that 144 persons from the district also recovered during the day.

Vadodara and Rajkot districts recorded 101 and 78 new cases, respectively.

During the day, two persons tested positive for the viral infection in the adjoining Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Of the total 3,359 persons found positive for coronavirus in the territory since the outbreak, two have died, 3,349 have recovered and eight cases are still active.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,54,849, new cases 535, death toll 4,360, discharged 2,43,639, active cases 6,850 and people tested so far 1,01,01,064. PTI PJT KRK KRK KRK