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92 new coronavirus cases in Gujarat, state tally at 1,021. Ahmedabad, Vadodara among 3 other hotspots

Gujarat has reported 92 new coronavirus cases taking the state confirmed patients above the 1000-mark, a health official has informed. The state has so far reported 38 deaths while 74 people have recovered after getting infected with COVID-19.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 17, 2020 13:42 IST
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A doctor interacts with a patient and conducts his swab test during lockdown to control the spread of the new coronavirus.

Gujarat has reported 92 new coronavirus cases taking the state confirmed patients above the 1000-mark, a health official has informed. The state has so far reported 38 deaths while 74 people have recovered after getting infected with COVID-19. Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar and Rajkot are the hotspot districts in the state having the majority of novel coronavirus cases. With the detection of new cases in the last 12 hours, the coronavirus count in Gujarat now stands at 1,021. Most of them were recorded in the hotspot districts - Ahmedabad (590), Vadodara (137), Surat (102), Rajkot (28) and Bhavnagar (26).

On Friday, two more persons succumbed to the coronavirus infection during the same period, taking the toll to 38 in the state, said Principal Secretary, Health, Jayanti Ravi. While a 31-year-old man died in Vadodara, the other, aged 55, succumbed in Ahmedabad during his treatment, she told reporters in Gandhinagar. During the 12-hour period, one more COVID-19 patient recovered, taking the number of those discharged to 74 so far, she said.

Out of the 92 new cases, the highest, 45, were from Ahmedabad, followed by 14 in Surat, 9 in Vadodara, 8 in Bharuch and 5 in Narmada, said Ravi.

Other districts where cases have emerged include Botad (3), Panchmahal (2) and one each in Anand, Chhotaudepur, Dahod, Kheda and Mahisagar.
Ravi attributed the sudden spurt in the cases to intensive surveillance and testing in coronavirus hotspots, including those which have been placed under curfew till April 21 in the walled city of Ahmedabad.

A majority of the COVID-19 cases which have emerged from Ahmedabad since Thursday are from Kalupur, Raikhad, Khamasa, Jamalpur, Vejalpur, Dariyapur, Khanpur, Vatva, Chandkheda and Nikol areas.

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