The state on Tuesday recorded 87 new coronavirus cases and two related deaths – both in Valsad – thereby taking the state’s active cases tally to 589.
Ahmedabad recorded 33 new cases – a rise of 153% in the past 24 hours. The city had 171 active cases until Tuesday evening. With this update, Ahmedabad accounts for 29% of Gujarat’s total active Covid cases. The city had 13 cases yesterday.
The deaths in the state are also rising, with Gujarat recording two Covid-related fatalities in Valsad nearly after over a month. The state had logged one death yesterday, also from Valsad.
“We are taking all precautionary measures with ramped-up testing and increased awareness campaign,” Bhavin Solanki, AMC’s medical health officer, said.
On the Omicron front, the state did not record any new cases today. Until Tuesday night, Gujarat had 14 cases of the Omicron variant. Out of these, 10 people are still under treatment, while four have been discharged, the office of Health Minister Rushikesh Patel told Vibes of India (VoI).
The three Omicron patients detected yesterday in Ahmedabad – a 48-year-old man from Anand, along with a husband-and-wife duo in mid-forties – are stable, an AMC health official stated. The patients are currently in isolation at the Civil and SVP Hospital respectively. All three were fully vaccinated.
“The 48-year-old patient who had returned from Dubai to Ahmedabad on December 15 is asymptomatic. We will discharge him after two Covid-negative reports,” Dr Rakesh Joshi, Medical Superintendent of Civil Hospital, told VoI.
District-wise patients of Omicron include three from Jamnagar (discharged), two in Surat (one discharged), three in Vadodara, two in Ahmedabad, and one each in Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot and Anand.
The state has recorded 1,0104 deaths since the start of the pandemic, while 8,18,010 have been discharged.