Gujarat crosses 8,000 mark with 8,195 cases; 493 deaths

Gujarat crosses 8,000 mark with 8,195 cases; 493 deaths

Danapur: Migrant workers from Bihar who were stranded in Gujarat's Godhra due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, arrive at Danapur railway station on a Shramik Special train, in Danapur near Patna, Bihar on May 8, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

Gandhinagar, May 10 (IANS) With an addition of almost 400 cases on Sunday, Gujarat's total of coronavirus positive cases crossed the 8,000 mark as it reached 8,195. Similarly, the death toll also inched towards the 500 mark with 493 deaths, as 21 more people succumbed to the global pandemic on Sunday. The silver lining amidst this gloomy scenario was that over 400 patients were discharged from hospitals across the state on Sunday. Around 400 positive cases are being added daily since the last 6 days in Gujarat, with Ahmedabad contributing over 73 per cent of positive cases. Almost 2,400 positive cases have been detected in the last 6 days, taking the total to 8,195 from 5,804 recorded on May 4. The surveillance and testing in the state is being carried out on a campaign mode since a month resulting in a huge number of positive cases being detected. On Sunday, a total of 398 fresh positive cases were detected by the health authorities. With almost 70 per cent of these, Ahmedabad recorded 278, followed by Surat 41, Vadodara 25, Gandhinagar 10, Mahesana and Gir-Somnath with 8, Sabarkantha 6, Banaskantha 4, Patan, Jamnagar and Botad with 3 each, Panchmahal, Aravalli and Surendranagar with 2 each and Kheda and Morbi with one each. Along with the rising number of positive cases, Gujarat's death toll due is also rapidly climbing nearer to 500 with 493 deaths. Since the first day of May, the state is reporting over 20 deaths daily. A total of 279 people have succumbed to the virus during these 10 days. Sunday saw yet another 21 patients succumbing to the dreaded virus, out of which Ahmedabad had the highest casualties, 18 ( 15 males, 3 females). One patient each from Anand, Bhavnagar and Surat also succumbed to the virus. Out of the total 21 deceased, 8 patients did not have any comorbidity. Till date, out of the total 493 deaths, 381 people have died in Ahmedabad alone (over 77 per cent), followed by 39 in Surat, 31 in Vadodara, 7 each in Bhavnagar and Aravalli and 5 in Gandhinagar. On Sunday, a total of 454 patients were discharged, the maximum number of treated patients so far. Till now, total 2545 patients have been discharged in the state. With this, the total number of positive cases in Gujarat has reached 8,195. Ahmedabad, continued to lead the state with maximum positive cases 5,818, followed by Surat 895, Vadodara 518, Gandhinagar 129, Bhavnagar 94, Banaskantha 81, Anand 78, Aravalli 73, Rajkot 66, and Panchmahals 61. Health authorities has so far carried out a total of 1,13,493 tests in the state, out of which 8,195 have been found positive and 1,05,298 negative. There are 5,157 active cases, out of which the condition of 5,126 is stable, whereas 31 critical patients are still on ventilator. Right now, there are over one lakh people quarantined in the state at 1,03,035, where 96,808 are home quarantined, 5,859 in government facilities and 368 in private facilities.

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