Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rises by 247 to 3 548 11 more die

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    Ahmedabad, Apr 27 (PTI) Fresh coronavirus cases
continued to pour in Gujarat, where 247 new infections were
detected - most of them in Ahmedabad - taking the tally to
3,548 on Monday, while the fatalities increased to 162, a
health department official said.
    As many as 11 more COVID-19 patients died in the
state, taking the toll to 162, Jayanti Ravi, Principal
Secretary (Health), said.
    Ahmedabad reported 197 new cases, taking the total in
the worst-affected district to 2,378, while in Surat, the
count rose to 556 with 30 new infections, she said.
    Out of the 11 deceased patients, five were from
Ahmedabad, four from Surat, and one each from Vadodara and
Banaskantha, she told reporters.
    Of them, seven suffered from co-morbid conditions
(pre-existing illnesses), Ravi said.
    With this, the number of deaths in Ahmedabad rose to
109, while in Surat, the toll went up to 19.
    Among other districts that reported new cases on
Monday are: Anand (2), Botad (1), Dang (1), Gandhinagar (5),
Jamnagar (1), Panchmahal (3), Rajkot (1) and Vadodara (6).
    As many as 81 patients were discharged on Monday,
taking the number of cured people to 394.
    Gujarat currently has 2,992 active cases, of which 31
are on ventilator, Ravi said.
    Gujarat has so far conducted coronavirus tests on
53,575 people - 2,848 of them in the last 24 hours. As many as
8,908 samples have been tested using rapid testing kits, Ravi
    Thirty out of the 33 districts in Gujarat have
reported COVID-19 cases so far.
    Apart from Ahmedabad and Surat, districts that have
reported a number of cases are Vadodara (240), Rajkot (46),
Anand (51), Bhavnagar (40), Bharuch (29), Gandhinagar (30),
Patan (17), Panchmahal (20), Banaskantha (28) and Aravalli
(18) among others.
    Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follow: Positive
cases: 3,548, new cases: 247, deaths: 162, discharged: 394,
active cases: 2,992; people tested so far: 53,575. PTI KA PD

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