Gujarat recorded 1,259 new Covid cases, three deaths and 17 Omicron infections in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s active cases tally to 5,858 and the total number of Omicron infections to 152. The state had 968 Covid cases and one death yesterday.
The state has added a total of 5,649 cases in eight days, as against 737 discharges. The state’s recovery rate is 98.6% currently, a state health ministry official stated.
Ahmedabad remained the biggest contributor with 631 cases. Other major contributors include Surat (213), Vadodara (68), Valsad (40), Rajkot (37), Anand (29), Kheda (24), and Gandhinagar (18).
On the Omicron front too, Ahmedabad had the most cases (7), followed by Vadodara (2), Anand (2) and Jamnagar (2). Kutch, Kheda and Surat had one case each. Of the 17 new cases, four had no travel history, indicating local transmission.
Scenario Across India
India recorded 33,750 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 22 per cent higher than yesterday, while 123 people died due to the virus in a day. The number of cases of fast-spreading Omicron variant has risen to 1,700, with Maharashtra reporting the most number of infections.
The active case count of India stands at 1,45,582.
A total of 10,846 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the overall recovery number to 3,42,95,407.
India had reported 27,553 infections on Sunday and 284 deaths due to the virus.
Over 5 Lakh Teenagers Inoculated On First Day Of Drive
Gujarat on Monday inoculated 5,34,710 teenagers on Monday – the first day of the drive for those between the age of 15 to 18 years on the CoWin portal.
Gujarat has an estimated 30 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 years, according to additional chief secretary of health department, Manoj Aggarwal.
The state government is setting up camps in the schools, apart from online and on-site registration at designated Covid camps to ensure seamless vaccination of the teenagers.
As per the Union Government’s guidelines, ‘Covaxin’ will be the only option for the beneficiaries falling between the 15-18 age group.
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