COVID-19: 14-month-old dies in Guj, toll rises to 16

COVID-19: 14-month-old dies in Guj, toll rises to 16

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Gandhinagar, Apr 8 : Gujarat has reported two more deaths, including that of a 14-month-old boy and four new cases of Novel Coronavirus infection on Wednesday, taking the overall positive cases to 179, including 16 deaths, so far.

Principal Secretary of Health Jayanti Ravi said that a 14-month-old boy died in a government-run GG hospital in Jamnagar. A 65 year old male with co-morbidity of hypertension died in Surat civil hospital. No new recovery has been reported. Among the 138 active cases, two were on ventilators and 136 were stable, she added.

The PS Health said the four new cases, including a female, were all locals, with no travel history. They included two from Bhavnagar and one each from Surat and Vadodara. The most-affected Ahmedabad has the highest number of 83 cases so far, including seven recoveries and five deaths.

So far, a total of 3972 tests, including 932 in the last 24 hours, have been conducted, she added.

The first case of COVID-19 infection in the state was detected on March 19 in Rajkot, while the first death was reported on March 22 in Surat, where four deaths have been reported, so far.

Ahmedabad has seen five deaths, while two have been reported from Bhavnagar and as many from Vadodara and one each from Panchmahal, Patan and Jamnagar. The deceased included six women and as many senior citizens.

Gandhinagar has in all 13 cases (including 3 recoveries), Vadodara 13 (6 recovered, 2 dead), Rajkot 11 (3 recoveries), Surat 23 ( 4 dead, 5 recovered), Bhavnagar 16 (two deaths, 1 recovered), Patan 5 (1 death), Porbandar 3, Gir Somnath, Mahesana, and Kutch 2 each and one each in Morbi, Jamnagar, Panchmahal (one death) and Chhota Udepur, Anand and Sabarkantha districts.

Ms Ravi said 12299 people across the state are under the 14-day quarantine. Of the total positive cases, 33 had returned from abroad, 32 have travel history inside the country, while the remaining 114 were locals, without any out of station travel history.

She said that in the wake of the increasing number of cases in Danilimada, Bapunagar, Rakhiyal, Hirabag, Ambawadi, Jamalpur and Dariyapur in Ahmedabad city, a survey of over 14000 people in those areas was being done.

She added that 32 areas in Ahmedabad, seven in Rajkot, five in Bhavnagar and two each in Surat and Bhavnagar have been put under complete lockdown.(UNI)