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Gujarat Adds 35 Covid Deaths, Over 6,000 Infections In Last 24 Hours

| Updated: February 4, 2022 20:05

Pic credit: Hanif Sindhi

Gujarat continued to add more Covid-19 fatalities with 35 people succumbing to infection on Friday even as the daily Covid-19 infections are on decline. The state on Friday recorded 6,097 cases of which 248 patients are on ventilator support. The state had 7,606 cases and 34 deaths yesterday.

Of the total Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, Ahmedabad logged the highest number with 1,984 patients and nine deaths. Besides Ahmedabad city, Vadodara (1,215), Rajkot (237), Surat Corporation (204), and Gandhinagar (203) recorded maximum cases.

The districts of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot — including the city and rural jurisdictions — reported 3,937 new cases, accounting for over 50% of the day’s new cases.

On the fatalities front, Ahmedabad had nine deaths, Vadodara had five, Bhavnagar had five, Rajkot had three, Surat had three, Gandhinagar had one, Mehsana and Bharuch had two deaths each. Navsari, Valsad, and Aravalli had one death each.

Staffers of Civil Hospital with a relative of Covid-19 victim in Ahmedabad on Friday. (Pic credit: Hanif Sindhi)

Meanwhile, looking at the existing Covid-19 situation in the state, the core committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday decided to continue the existing night curfew in 27 cities, including eight metros, till February 11.

Also, a maximum of 150 attendees are now allowed for public functions including political, social, educational, cultural and religious gatherings. In closed spaces, 150 attendees are allowed. At wedding ceremonies, 300 attendees are allowed in open space. In close venues 50 per cent of the capacity of the area with a maximum of 150 attendees are allowed.

Hotels and restaurants are allowed to continue home delivery services for 24 hours. The night curfew which ends at 6 am on February 4 has been extended to 6 am on February 11, 2022.

Scenario Across India

India reported 1.49 lakh new Covid cases today, 13% lower than yesterday. The positivity rate fell to 9.2%. The active cases constitute 3.42 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 95.39 per cent, the health ministry said.

Since December, the number of Covid cases has been rising rapidly due to the new variant Omicron. India’s active caseload currently stands at 14,35,569. There were 1,072 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

2,46,674 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries in India to 4,00,17,088.
Under the nationwide vaccination drive, 167.87 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far, the Union health ministry had informed the media yesterday.

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