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Guj: Coronavirus positive cases rise to 63, death toll now 5


Press Trust of India Ahmedabad
With eight new coronavirus positive cases reported in Gujarat on Sunday, the number of infected persons in the state climbed to 63, a senior health department official said.
The death toll due to coronavirus went up to five in the state after a 45-year-old man died in a hospital in Ahmedabad on Sunday, the official said.
In Ahmedabad, one COVID-19 patient was discharged from the hospital, making him the first person in the state to fully recover from the infection and sent back home, Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters.
"Eight new COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday- four in Ahmedabad, and one each in Rajkot, Surat, Porbandar and Gir Somnath, taking the total number of COVID-19 positive patients to 63," she said.
Of these eight new cases, four were infected due to local transmission, three with history of travel to Dubai and Germany, while another with history of inter-state travel, she said.
With Porbandar district reporting its first COVID-19 positive case on Sunday, as many as ten districts in the state are now affected by coronavirus.
While Ahmedabad has so far reported 22 cases, Vadodara, Gandhinagar and Rajkot have reported nine each, Surat eights, Gir Somnath two, and Kutch, Bhavnagar, Porbandar and Mehsana one case each, Ravi said.
"Out of the active cases, only two are on ventilator. Health condition of 55 others is stable," she said.
According to her, a patient was discharged from Ahmedabad hospital on Sunday, but will stay in home quarantine for another 14 days.
"He is the first COVID-19 patient in the state who was discharged," she said.
Of the positive cases reported so far in the state, 28 are locally transmitted, 31 are of patients with history of travel abroad, and four with inter-state travel history.
The 48-year-old woman who tested positive of coronavirus in Porbandar was infected by her daughter who recently returned from Dubai, she said.
Besides, the woman who tested positive in Gir Somnath was infected by her husband, Ravi said.
Of the other four patients who tested positive in Ahmedabad on Sunday, one 45-year-old man died at Ahmedabad hospital on Sunday morning, as he was also suffering from diabetes, she added.
A 26-year-old patient from Surat has travel history to Dubai, while another 37-year-old patient in Rajkot had travelled to Germany, she said.
"With one death of a coronavirus patient reported Sunday, the state has so far reported five deaths, three in Ahmedabad, and one each in Surat and Bhavnagar," Ravi said.
The state health department has surveyed and tracked 5.65 crore people in the state in the wake of coronavirus, with 209 patients with symptoms of coronavirus being quarantined, she said.

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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 9:12 PM IST

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