The state on Thursday reported 17 deaths, taking Gujarat’s death toll from the virus to 214, while 86 persons were discharged from the hospitals after they were cured.
The number of active cases in the state stood at 3,568, out of which the condition of 3,535 is stable, whereas 33 critical patients are still on ventilator support.
With an average of 190 positive cases getting added daily for last eight days, Ahmedabad’s total Covid-19 positive cases more than doubled to 3,026 from 1,501 recorded on the April 22.
On Thursday, 313 positive cases were detected by the health authorities after it carried out surveillance and testing on war-footing n the state’s hotspots.
Out of the 313 new cases, 249 were reported from Ahmedabad, followed by Vadodara (19), Surat (13), Gandhinagar and Panchmahals (10 each), Bhavnagar (4), Anand and Mehsana (3 each) and Aravali and Dahod (1 each).
Along with the number of positive cases, the number of deaths caused by the virus is also climbing rapidly as the state has reported 214 deaths so far.
On Thursday, 17 positive patients succumbed to the dreaded virus with Ahmedabad leading the chart with 12 fatalities, while Surat and Vadodara reported 3 and 1 death, respectively. Out of those who died on Thursday, six patients did not have any comorbidity.
Out of the total 214 deaths, 149 people have died of the infection in Ahmedabad alone (almost 70 per cent), followed by 25 in Surat, 17 in Vadodara and 5 in Bhavnagar.
On Thursday, 86 patients were discharged, the maximum from Ahmedabad (53), followed by Surat (14), Mahisagar (5), Bharuch (4), Mahesana and Banaskantha (3 each), and Anand, Panchmahals and Rajkot (1 each).
Of the total cases reported from Gujarat so far, Ahmedabad continued to lead the chart with 3,026 cases, followed by Surat (614), Vadodara (289), Anand (74), Rajkot (58), Gandhinagar (48), Bhavnagar (47), Panchmahals (34), Bharuch (31), Banaskantha (28), Botad (20), Aravalli (19), Patan (17), Chotta Udepur (13), Narmada (12), Mahisagar and Mahesana (11 each), Kutch, Kheda and Navsari (6 each), Valsad and Dahod (5 each), Porbandar, Gir-Somnath and Sabarkantha (3 each), Dang (2), and Jamnagar, Morbi, Tapi and Surendranagar (1 each).
The health authorities have so far carried out 64,007 tests in the state, out of which 4,395 have been returned positive and 59,612 were found negative.
The total number of quarantined people in the state is 45,089, of which 41,527 are under home quarantine, 3,401 in government facilities and 161 in private facilities.