Active Covid cases in Ahmedabad below 1,500-mark; no deaths on Tuesday
In Gujarat, Covid deaths dropped from six on Monday to four on Tuesday.
The city recorded zero deaths on Tuesday; only one death has been reported in the past three days. In Gujarat, Covid deaths dropped from six on Monday to four on Tuesday.
Daily cases increased by 23% from 128 to 157 in Ahmedabad, and by 7% in Gujarat from 347 to 367.
Eight districts and one city recorded zero new positive cases.
With discharge of 381 patients, the active cases dropped to below 1,500-mark at 1,404 for the first time after January 1.
On January 23, the district had 52,281 active cases. In Gujarat, the active cases dropped to 4,464 with discharge of 887 patients; a total of 40 patients were on ventilators.
"While the rise in cases is not significant, the bottom line is that vigil needs to be maintained for a few more days.
Apart from Ahmedabad and Vadodara, almost everywhere the cases have reduced drastically. The mortality is also down in the past few days, which is a positive sign," said a city-based critical care specialist.
"In Ahmedabad, the number of hospitalized patients is below 20 in private hospitals and below 30 in government-run hospitals." In the past 24 hours, Gujarat vaccinated 23,418 people for the first dose and 1.44 lakh for the second.
In all, 5.19 crore have been administered the first and 4.84 crore the second dose of Covid vaccine.