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Ahmedabad city president Jagdish Panchal tests COVID-19 positive

Gujarat BJP MLA and Ahmedabad city president Jagdish Panchal tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday.

India TV News Desk Reported by: India TV News Desk Ahmedabad Updated on: May 28, 2020 18:52 IST
Ahmedabad city president Jagdish Panchal tests COVID-19 positive
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Ahmedabad city president Jagdish Panchal tests COVID-19 positive

Gujarat BJP MLA and Ahmedabad city president Jagdish Panchal tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, following which he was taken to the hospital. Ahmedabad is among the worst-affected cities by coronavirus in India.

The coronavirus tally in Ahmedabad crossed the 11,000-mark on Wednesday with the addition of 256 new cases, while 19 more patients succumbed to the viral infection. With these 256 new cases, the coronavirus count in Ahmedabad district, the worst hit by the disease in Gujarat, rose to 11,097.

The COVID-19 death toll in the district rose to 764 with 19 new fatalities.

The doubling rate of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad has improved significantly, rising to 25.08 days from 13 days reported a fortnight ago.

 

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