5,48,989 samples have been tested so far in the state, the health department said (Representational)


Gujarat on Monday reported the highest single-day spike of 998 COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 49,439 while fatalities rose by 20, including 11 in Surat, to 2,167, the state Health department said.

777 patients were discharged in the day, taking the number of recovered cases to 35,659.

Of the total 11,613 active cases, the condition of 78 patients is critical, it said.

At 284, Surat reported the highest number of cases in the state, taking its tally to 10,542, it said, adding that the death count has reached 446.

Ahmedabad has logged 193 new cases, raising the count to 24,568 while four more fatalities in the district increased the tally to 1,551, the department said in a release.

Apart from Surat and Ahmedabad, two deaths each were reported from Vadodara and Navsari, and one from Gir Somnath.

The number of the recovered cases in Ahmedabad rose by 200 to 19,208 and by 266 to 6,788 in Surat, it said.

Among other districts, Vadodara reported 78 new cases, Rajkot 56, Bhavnagar 42, Jamnagar 22, Junagadh19, Mehsana 26, Bharuch 22, Surendranagar 20, Patan and Valsad 17 each, Gir Somnath, Tapi and Kutch 16 each, Amreli, Kheda and Banaskantha 13 each, Dahod 12, Mahisagar 11, Navsari 10, Botad and Morbi nine, Narmada seven, Anand and Sabartkanthasix, the release said.

5,48,989 samples have been tested so far in the state, it said.


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