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Gujarat sees 423 new COVID-19 cases, 702 recoveries, one death

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(Eds: Adding info) Ahmedabad, Jan 23 (PTI) Gujarat on Saturday reported 423 fresh coronavirus positive cases, taking the count of infections to 2,58,687, the state Health department said.

With only one person succumbing to the viral disease, the cumulative toll went up to 4,375 in the state, it said.

A total of 702 patients were discharged during the day, taking the total count of recoveries in Gujarat to 2,49,352, the department in a release.

Gujarat's case recovery rate now stands at 96.39 per cent, while there are 4,960 active cases in the state, it said.

At 92, Surat recorded the highest number of new coronavirus positive cases in the state in the day, followed by Vadodara 87, and Ahmedabad 85.

With the new additions, Surat's tally of cases mounted to 51,704, and that of Ahmedabad to 61,420, the department said.

With one death, the total toll in Ahmedabad reached 2,287.

Among other districts, Rajkot reported 59 new cases, Gandhinagar and Kutch 11 each, Junagadh nine, and Bhavnagar seven.

In the Union Territory (UT) of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the overall tally of COVID-19 cases and recoveriesremained unchanged at 3,363 and 3,354, respectively, as no new case or recovery was reported on Saturday, officials said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,58,687, new cases 423, deaths 4,375, active cases 4,960; the figure of new tests and the number of people tested so far not released. PTI KA NSK NSK