The announcement came as a 57-hour-long weekend curfew came into effect from 9 pm on Saturday in three states, which will end at 6 am on 23 November.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel announced curfew between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am in Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara cities from Saturday. "The curfew will remain in force until further announcement. I urge citizens to cooperate with authorities to contain the virus," Patel said in a statement.
Gujarat Covid-19 wrap
The state on Saturday witnessed its highest single-day spike of 1,515 fresh coronavirus cases since March, taking the total count of infections to 1,95,917, the state health department said.
The state had earlier recorded its highest single-day rise of 1,442 cases on 25 September. The tally of cases decreased gradually since then, falling below 900, before going up again.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 death toll rose by nine to 3,846 during the day, the department said.