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    Gujarat reports 241 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths


    Out of the 55 new cases, 50 are from Ahmedabad, two from Surat, and one each from Dahod, Anand and Chhotaudepur district, the state government said. Ahmedabad has so far reported 133 Covid-19 cases out of the total 241.



    Ahmedabad: The total number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat jumped to 241 on Thursday with 55 new patients being found in the state, an official said.

    The death toll also went up to 17 with one more person succumbing to the viral disease.

    Out of the 55 new cases, 50 were reported from Ahmedabad, two from Surat and one case each from Dahod, Anand and Chhotaudepur district.

    The sudden spike in the number of new cases, particularly in Ahmedabad, was due to the intensive surveillance being carried out in areas declared as 'hotspots' here and other major cities of Gujarat, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said.

    She said numbers are likely to rise in days to come as more cases related to the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi may emerge in the ongoing intensive surveillance and testing exercise being carried out in the walled city area and other hotspots in Ahmedabad.

    "We had a fair idea from the beginning that cases would rise due to the Tablighi event related cases which were detected earlier. We knew that once we start intensive surveillance and testing in the Nizamuddin incident related hotspots, more cases would emerge," Ravi told reporters in Gandhinagar.

    "We want more cases to be detected, so that we can eliminate the infection completely," she said.

    Till now, 11 cases related to the Nizamuddin event have been reported from Gujarat, all in Ahmedabad.

    The major hotspots in Ahmedabad where maximum number of cases have been found on Thursday are Danilimada, Astodia and Ghodasar areas.

    Surat city has two main hotspots- Rander and Adajan Patiya.

    Out of the 241 cases reported so far, the highest 133 have been reported in Ahmedabad, followed by Surat (25), Vadodara (18), Bhavnagar (18), Gandhinagar (13), Rajkot (11), Patan- five, Porbandar-three, two each in Kutch, Mehsana, Gir Somnath, Chhotaudepur and Anand.

    One case each has been recorded in Panchmahal, Jamnagar, Morbi, Sabarkantha and Dahod.

    A 48-year-old coronavirus patient died in Ahmedabad on Wednesday night, taking the toll in Gujarat to 17, the official said.

    The man, who died at SVP Hospital here, was also suffering from co-morbid conditions, including high blood pressure, she said.

    Till now, 26 people have been discharged after recovery.
    ( Originally published on Apr 09, 2020 )
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Suresh Patel329 days ago
    ट्रम्प के वकत लाखो जमा हुअेउसकी नाकामी काम ठिकरा अब मरकझ पर फोडा जा रहा है। वाइरस धीरे धीरे स्पिड पकडता है 25 हजार काम टेस्ट नहि किया ााााअोो 10 मरकझ वालो पर जिम्मेदारि डालकर कोम्युनल दुश्मनी पैदा कि जा रहि है
    R. S. SINGH329 days ago
    Ahmedabad had received over 25000 travelers from around the world in February and March before International flights were closed down. Surprisingly, it still didn’t report too many cases by end of March. It clearly indicates that citizens behaved responsibly and followed the advise of administration.
    But the Tabligis spoiled it all & Covid cases started appearing in last 10 days. These people behaved very irresponsible and put a lot of people in their vicinity in danger
    Suresh Patel329 days ago
    You give separate figure of Nizamuddin so please give separate figure who attended in the function of Trump and also attended in Vaisnodevi,Saibaba,Jagannath Puri,Tirupati and also in kanika kapur function.
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