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Gujarat police personnel wearing facemasks stand guard near a board reading 'Containment Zone restricted area' during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown. (AFP)
Gujarat police personnel wearing facemasks stand guard near a board reading 'Containment Zone restricted area' during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown. (AFP)

Tally of Covid-19 patients in Gujarat rises to 432 with 54 new cases

  • Of the 432 patients, 379 are active cases, a state health department official said
  • Gujarat has so far reported 19 deaths due to the deadly infection

Ahmedabad: The number of COVID-19 patients in Gujarat rose to 432 after 54 new cases were reported on Saturday, a state health department official said.

As many as 31 new cases were reported from Ahmedabad, 18 from Vadodara, three from Anand, and one each from Surat and Bhavnagar districts, Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi said.

Of the 432 patients, 379 are active cases. The condition of 376 is stable, while three others are critical, she said.

As one more patient was discharged on Saturday, so far 34 persons have returned home after recovery in the state, Ravi said.

The state has so far reported 19 deaths due to the deadly infection.

In the last 24 hours, 1,593 samples were tested, she said, out of which 1,187 tested negative, while 124 others tested positive. The reports of 282 are pending.

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

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