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Covid-19 pandemic: Gujarat reports fresh 16,617 cases and 19 die

Ahmedabad district reported the highest number of 6,277 cases

A health worker collects a nasal sample for Covid-19 Ag rapid antigen testing at Chakkarpur Community Centre, near DLF Phase 4, in Gurugram

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Press Trust of India Ahmedabad
Gujarat on Sunday reported 16,617 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in the last five days, which raised the tally of infections to 10,62,555, the state health department said.
With 19 fatalities, the highest during the ongoing third wave so far in Gujarat, the death toll went up to 10,249.
Gujarat is now left with 1,34,837 active cases. 258 patients are on ventilator support, the health department said in a release.
A total of 11,636 patients were discharged during the day, increasing the number of recoveries in the state to 9,17,469.
Ahmedabad district reported the highest number of 6,277 cases during the day in the state, followed by Vadodara which added 3,655 cases, Surat 2,151, and Rajkot 621 cases.
With 1.16 lakh people receiving anti-COVID-19 shots, the number of doses administered so far in Gujarat went up to 9.63 crore.
Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu reported 24 new cases and 44 recoveries on Sunday.
With these additions, the tally of confirmed cases in UT rose to 11,220 and recoveries to 10,986, leaving it with 230 active cases. The overall death toll due to COVID-19 stands at four, officials said.
Gujarat's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 10,62,555, new cases 16,617, death toll 10,249, discharged 9,17,469, active cases 1,34,837, people tested so far - figures not released.

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First Published: Jan 23 2022 | 9:42 PM IST

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