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55 new coronavirus positive cases in Gujarat; Ahmedabad hotspot

Fifty-five new cases of coronavirus have been found in Gujarat taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to 241. Out of 55 new cases, 50 have been reported from Ahmedabad.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 09, 2020 16:13 IST
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Indian fire personnel spray disinfectant on a road during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Ahmedabad, India.

Fifty-five new cases of coronavirus have been found in Gujarat taking the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state to 241. Out of 55 new cases, 50 have been reported from Ahmedabad. As per officials, the sudden rise in the coronavirus cases has come after mass COVID-19 testing was done in the state. Meanwhile, India total coronavirus cases have surged to 5,734 including 166 deaths while 473 people recovered from the disease.

In the meanwhile, due to the mass testing in Ahmedabad, 50 new cases have surfaced in the Gujarat capital. In the last five days, 57 people were tested for coronavirus in Ahmedabad on April 4, 166 on April 5, 408 on April 6, 638 on April 7 and 840 on April 8, as a result of which, 50 more coronavirus cases have emerged in the city. Authorities said this aggressive testing strategy has been adopted now which will help in detecting suspected COVID-19 cases. 

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