Active Covid cases cross 2,000-mark in Gujarat | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: Active Covid cases in Gujarat on Wednesday crossed 2,000 after seven months. The state had 2,018 cases on August 23 last year. After three days, the state again breached the 400-daily cases mark with 401 cases. Of these, 141 were from Ahmedabad city, 30 from Surat city, 29 from Rajkot city, 22 each from Morbi and Vadodara, 21 from Vadodara city, 16 from Mehsana and 15 from Surat among others.
With the update, the state has 2,136 active cases. Eight patients were on ventilators, indicated the state health department bulletin. The active cases included 929 from Ahmedabad, 225 from Rajkot, 219 from Surat and 218 from Surat. The four major cities and districts accounted for 74% of the active cases in Gujarat. Ahmedabad had more than 10% test positivity rate (TPR) on the fourth consecutive day.
Fewer cases are registered in cities because less number of tests are being conducted, said experts. “Hospitalization is less and primarily due to other health issues,” said a critical care specialist. tnn

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