Home / News / India /  Coronavirus cases in Gujarat cross 2,000, death toll reaches 77

Ahmedabad: The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat crossed the 2,000-mark and rose to 2,066 after 127 more people tested positive for the disease on Tuesday, a health official said.

Six more deaths were also reported in the state, taking the toll to 77, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said.

Out of the 127 new cases, 50 were reported from Ahmedabad, taking the district's tally to 1,298. Besides, Surat reported 69 fresh cases, raising its tally to 338.

Among other districts, Aravalli, Gir Somnath, Kheda and Tapi reported one new case each, while Rajkot and Valsad reported two new cases each.

Tapi and Valsad districts reported their first coronavirus cases, and with this, the disease has spread to 27 out of the total 33 districts in Gujarat.

District-wise, Ahmedabad has so far reported 1,298 cases, Surat-338, Vadodara-188, Rajkot-40, Bhavnagar-32, Anand- 28, Bharuch-23, Gandhinagar-17, Patan-15, Narmada-12, Panchmahal-11, Banaskantha-10, Aravalli-eigh.

Besides, Chhota Udepur has reported seven cases, Kutch and Mehsana- six each, Botad-five, Porbandar, Dahod, Gir Somnath, Kheda and Mahisagar-three each, Sabarkantha and Valsad- two each, and Jamnagar, Morbi and Tapi- one each.

Out of the six patients who died since Monday evening, five were from Ahmedabad, and one from Bhavnagar.

These deceased included four women and two men, all in the age group of 50 to 72 years.

Two of them, a 55-year-old woman from Bhavnagar and a 66-year-old man from Ahmedabad, suffered from co-morbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease, Ravi said.

With this, the death toll in Ahmedabad rose to 43.

Out of 1,858 active cases in the state, 19 patients are on ventilator support, while the condition of 1,839 is stable, the official said.

So far, 131 patients in the state have been discharged after recovery.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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