Gujarat recorded 884 Covid cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. The death rate is on the decline after months of recording anything between 20-30 deaths. The spike in cases began in Gujarat in mid-November last year as the Omicron variant made an entry into the country after being first detected in South Africa late last year.
Over the months, the daily cases — which was showing a high of over 50,000 cases in 24 hours — has now come down to under 1000. Given the decline in the Covid cases, the state government also gave relaxations in Covid curbs by bringing down the night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am to 12 am to 5 am. Home delivery for restaurants and hotels is now also open 24X7.
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With today’s update, Gujarat’s active tally stands at 9,378, of which 70 patients are on ventilator support.
Yet again, Ahmedabad logged most cases with 304 infections, closely followed by Vadodara (158), Banaskantha Vadodara rural (44), and Surat (35).
On the fatalities front, Vadodara recorded most deaths with six Covid-positive patients succumbing to infection. Ahmedabad recorded three deaths, while Surat had two fatalities. Tapi and Jamnagar had one death each in the last 24 hours.
Scenario Across India
India reported 30,615 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the active cases in the country to 3,70,240. The daily positivity rate in India has been recorded at 2.45 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.32 per cent, Union Health Ministry stated in its daily bulletin.
A total of 75.42 crore tests have been conducted so far in India, with 12,51,677 tests held in the last 24 hours.
A total of 82,988 patients have recovered yesterday and the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 4,18,43,446. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.94 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Centre on Wednesday asked states and Union territories to review, amend or do away with additional Covid-19 restrictions after considering the trend of new cases and positivity rate in their regions, stating a sustained downward trend in the nationwide case trajectory.