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Gujarat: Covid cases dip for second day

By: The Press Reporter News Service | Ahmedabad |

October 1, 2020 12:22:37 am


Well being employees conduct Speedy Antigen Checks outdoors Kochrab Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (Photograph by Nirmal Harindran)

Gujarat reported a second day of dip within the each day Covid-19 circumstances with 1,390 folks testing optimistic on Wednesday. The state’s tally now stands at over 1.37 lakh circumstances and one other 1.17 lakh sufferers discharged as on date. Surat, in the meantime, crossed 29,000 circumstances whereas Rajkot neared the 10,000-mark in its cumulative tally. The state has added almost 41,000 circumstances in September.

Ahmedabad has been seeing a surge this week, including almost 200 circumstances every day, though the fatalities have remained fixed with three succumbing to Covid-19 every day, since September 20.

Ahmedabad Municipal Company declared 11 residential blocks and areas as new micro-containment zones. The AMC at current has 204 areas designated as micro-containment zones.

In Ahmedabad district, which has over 4,200 lively circumstances at current, round 1,800 of those sufferers are admitted within the 64 non-public hospitals requisitioned by AMC. Nearly 130 of those sufferers are admitted in ICU with a ventilator.

Of the over 12.50 lakh exams performed throughout Ahmedabad until date, Ahmedabad Civil Hospital laboratory, the primary that began RT-PCR testing, has performed solely about 1.04 lakh RT-PCR exams until date.

Ahmedabad, which used to conduct as many as 20,000 exams every day at the same time as of early September – over 60 per cent of those being antigen exams — have now significantly lowered its each day testing samples, ranging between 12,000 and 13,000 every day.

Gujarat claims to have performed over 43.52 lakh exams until date. In a reply by Minister of State for Well being and Household Welfare Ashwini Choubey, to a written query posed by Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani, it was knowledgeable that Gujarat acquired 3.49 lakh RNA kits (used for RNA extraction for RT-PCR exams) from the Centre as of September 11 in addition to Four lakh virus transport medium (VTM) and seven.12 lakh RT-PCR kits, the latter at a value of over Rs 40.90 crore.

As per the reply, the Centre has distributed 21.02 lakh N95 masks to Gujarat as of September 18 in addition to 9.78 lakh PPE kits, 28.5 lakh HCQ tablets and a pair of,500 ventilators.

Though Bharuch didn’t formally report any Covid-19 fatality on Tuesday as per the state well being bulletin, a press release by Gujarat police declared that an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) from Jambusar police station in Bharuch, Shantilal Makwana, who was Covid-19 optimistic, succumbed to the an infection on Tuesday.

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