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AHMEDABAD: In a first, Surat city and district overtook Ahmedabad city and district in terms of Covid-19 daily cases. Against 197 of Ahmedabad, Surat district recorded 199 cases on Tuesday. Of this, 183 cases were in Surat city while 16 were recorded in the district.
Gujarat recorded 620 cases in 24 hours ending 5 pm on Tuesday, taking the state’s total to 32,643. The state also recorded 20 deaths taking the toll to 1,842 while 422 patients were discharged taking the total number of discharged patients to 23,670. — including nine from Ahmedabad, four from Surat, two each from Vadodara and Gandhinagar and one each from Junagadh, Patan and Navsari.
Ahmedabad reported the highest discharges at 164, followed by 130 from Surat and 54 from Vadodara. The new cases include 52 from Vadodara, 20 from Valsad and 18 from Jamnagar. With the update on Tuesday, the state has 6,928 (21.3%) active cases whereas the discharged and dead patients are now at 73% and 5.7%. Gujarat carried out 5924 tests in 24 hours, taking the total to 3.73 lakh.