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1,126 new cases of covid-19 in Gujarat, total number increased to more than 80 thousand

The India Print 2020-08-19 16:25:10

Ahmedabad. On Tuesday, 1,126 new cases of covid-19 were reported in Gujarat, with the number of people infected so far in the state increased to 80,942. This information was given by the state health department. The department said that 20 more patients died due to infection, taking the total death toll in the state to 2,822. Seven of the 20 patients who died of infection are from Surat. The department said in a release that 1,131 more patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering. Thus, the total number of cured patients has increased to 63,710. 

The number of under-treated patients in Gujarat is 14,410. He said that maximum 252 new cases occurred in Surat, followed by 165 in Ahmedabad and 111 new cases in Vadodara. In other districts, 98 new cases were reported in Rajkot, 58 in Jamnagar, Morbi 46, Bhavnagar 43, Panchmahal 39, Dahod 28, Gandhinagar 27, Banaskantha and 26-26 in Bharuch, the department said. On the other hand, Mehsana 18, Kutch 17, Amreli, Gir Somnath and Mahisagar 15-15, Navsari, Patan, Surendranagar and Valsad 10-10, Porbandar nine and Anand got eight new cases. The department said seven patients died in Surat, four in Ahmedabad, two each in Amreli, Bhavnagar and Kutch and one each in Gir Somnath, Rajkot and Vadodara. The department said in a release that 57,234 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 14,15,598 samples have been tested in the state so far.