Gujarat’s sharpest spike in 24 hours with 280 cases | India News


AHMEDABAD: While Maharashtra continued to record the highest number of new cases at 328 on Saturday — it’s third-highest single-day number — Gujarat recorded the sharpest spike in cases. A record 280 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, of which 239 or 85% were registered in Ahmedabad alone. With this, the state’s total count of Covid-19 has reached 1,376. Gujarat also recorded 12 deaths in a day — highest so far — taking the state’s death toll to 53.
Maharashtra recorded 11 more deaths. The state’s total coronavirus count now stands at 3,648.
Delhi, which had witnessed a dip in cases over the last three days because there were no new positive cases among the Tablighi Jamaat, recorded 186 new cases, taking the state’s total tally to 1,893.
“The increased incidence of Covid-19 in certain pockets of the city, especially the unauthorised colonies that are densely populated, is a matter of concern,” the state authorities said. Only one person from Jahangirpuri in northwest Delhi is believed to have infected as many as 31 family members – the largest cluster of cases that are not linked to the TJ members.
“A majority (56%) of Covid-19 cases in Delhi are among persons aged above 60 years. Around 21% of Covid-19 positive cases involve those aged between 50 years and 60 years and 23% are aged below 50 years,” officials said.
Covid-19 cases in MP, where 361 new cases were recorded two days ago, have dipped. The state surprisingly recorded only 42 new cases on Saturday, and no deaths.



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