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Gujarat reports 16,608 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths

Ahmedabad, Jan 25 (PTI) Gujarat reported 16,608 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising its overall tally to 10,92,968, while 28 more patients succumbed to the infection in the state, the health department said.

The daily figure was higher than a day ago (13,805), but lower than over 20,000 cases reported for four consecutive days last week.

With 28 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the statewide coronavirus toll rose to 10,302, said the department in a release.

Of the new fatalities, 10 were reported in Ahmedabad district, five in Surat, four in Jamnagar, two in Vadodara, one each in Mehsana, Navsari, Kheda, Panchmahal, Bhavnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka and Botad, the release said.

As the number of recoveries (17,467) was higher than new infections, the tally of active cases slightly dropped to 1,34,261, of which 255 patients are on ventilator support, it said.

The count of recovered cases increased to 9,48,405.

District-wise, Ahmedabad reported the highest number of 5,386 new cases, Vadodara 3,802, Rajkot 1,649 and Surat 1,476, among others, the release said.

As many as 2.43 lakh people received doses of coronavirus vaccines during the day, pushing up the number of shots administered so far in the state to 9.67 crore, the department said.

Gujarat recorded a positivity rate of 13.4 per cent on Monday, as per testing figures updated on Tuesday on the state’s official COVID dashboard.

The rate indicates the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those overall who have been tested.

Meanwhile, the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu reported 22 new cases and 34 recoveries, raising their respective tally to 11,249 and 11,047, officials said.

The UT has reported four deaths so far and it currently has 198 active cases, they said.

Gujarat’s COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 10,92,968, new cases 16,608, death toll 10,302, discharged 9,48,405, active cases 1,34,261, people tested so far – figures not released. PTI KA RSY RSY

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