Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Highest 1-day spike in cases, deaths in Guj


AHMEDABAD: Gujarat registered 6,690 new coronaviru­s cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day count so far, taking the tally to 3,60,206, while a record number of 67 patients succumbed to the infection, the state health department said.

As many as 67 more persons died due to the infection, also the highest so far in a day, pushing the toll to 4,922, said a release by the department.

With 6,690 new cases, the statewide COVID-19 tally went up to 3,60,206, said the release.

Out of the 67 persons who succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, 25 died in Surat district, followed by 23 in Ahmedabad, 7 in Rajkot, 4 in Vadodara, 2 in Banaskanth­a and one each Anand, Bharuch, Chhotaudep­ur, Gandhinaga­r, Junagadh and Sabarkanth­a, it said.

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