Covid Cases In Gujarat Increase By 10%, 8 People Succumb To Death

| Updated: January 16, 2022 8:26 pm

Gujarat recorded 10,150 cases – an increase of 10.6 per cent from Saturday’s tally of 9,177 – and eight deaths in the last 24 hours. With today’s update, the state’s active cases tally went up to 63,610 and the number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic reached 10,159.

The eight people who succumbed to the infection were from Ahmedabad (2), Rajkot (2), Bhavnagar (2), Vadodara (1) and Tapi (1). Besides eight deaths, 80 patients are on ventilator support. No Omicron infections were logged for the fifth consecutive day. 

While Ahmedabad City remained the biggest contributor with 3,264 cases as against yesterday’s 2,729 cases, an increase of 19.60 per cent. Other major contributors include Surat (2,464), Vadodara (1,151), Rajkot (378), Valsad (293), and Gandhinagar (203). Ahmedabad rural recorded 51cases.

Pilgrimage in the state postponed

The Dwarka, Ambaji and Bahucharaji temples have been closed for devotees following a growing case of coronavirus in the state. It has been decided to keep the temples closed till January 23, 2022.

Yatradham Bahucharaji will remain close till January 22, 2022. Temples run by Ambaji Devasthan Trust includes Ambaji Mandir Gabbar Shakti Peeth from January 15 to January 22, 2022.

Scenario Across India

India reported 1,32,557 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, ending at 8 am on Saturday. The country reported 314 fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 4,86,066, the Union Health Ministry said. The positivity rate was also lower at 16.28 per cent from 16.66 per cent. As many as 35085721patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, taking down the number of active cases to 15,50,377. The confirmed cases of Omicron now stand at 7,743.

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