Vadodara: Covid-19 claimed the life of a doctor in Vadodara on Thursday. He used to practice in he Waghodiya Road area and was admitted in a hospital in a nearby locality where he had tested positive for the deadly virus.
Physician Dr Amit Shah was admitted to the hospital on Waghodiya Road earlier this week. He was later tested for Covid-19 and the results turned positive. Shah was kept on a ventilator later and died at the same hospital on Thursday. Sources said that Shah was well-known in his area and was the preferred physician of many in the area.
Covid-19 meanwhile continued to make new spikes in the city and district. Since Wednesday evening, 68 persons tested positive which is the highest so far. With the fresh cases, the number of affected persons since the pandemic began went up to 2,853 in the city and district.
The 68 cases were detected from 461 samples tested since Wednesday evening. The north zone of the city had the highest number of new cases as 16 there tested positive. This was followed by east zone where 12 tested positive. Eleven cases were detected in the west zone and 10 in the south zone.
As many as 18 cases were found in the rural areas of the district outside Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) limits. These included cases from Dabhoi, Dashrath, Sevasi, Vemali, Padra, Ranu and Gavasad. A patient from Rajkot also tested positive in the city.
With 13 more persons being discharged, the total number of persons under treatment stood at 764 including 37 on ventilator or BIPAP machines.