Vadodara: The fears of Covid-19 showing a major surge this month came true with 82 new Covid-19 cases being reported in the city since Wednesday evening. This is the second consecutive day when the number of cases made a fresh peak.
With the new cases in the city and district, the total number of cases went up to 3,919. The fresh cases were reported from 593 tests conducted since Wednesday evening.
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) declared three more persons dead on Thursday taking the toll due to the viral infection to 70.
The highest number of cases in the city were reported from the south zone of the VMC where 22 cases were detected. This was followed by the north zone with 18 new cases and the west zone with 13 new cases. Eight cases were detected in the east zone of the city.
The areas of the district outside the VMC limits registered 21 new cases.
These include cases from Simli, Karjan, Fertilizernagar, Bhayli, Ajwa, Atladara, Savli, Dabhoi, Padra and Chandod.
As many as 42 persons were discharged from hospitals or home isolation in the city taking the total number of discharged patients to 3,149 including those who died due to comorbidities. This leaves 700 patients under treatment including 39 on ventilators or BIPAP machines and 128 on oxygen support.