75 persons tested positive on since Saturday evening
Vadodara: Vadodara city and district continued to witness spike in the number of Covid-19 cases on Sunday.
In yet another spike, 75 persons tested positive since Saturday evening after which the number of Covid-19 cases crossed the 3,000 mark.
With the city and district registering yet another single-day high, the total number of positive cases touched 3,069.
The number of tests conducted in a day have also increased. Within 24 hours ending on Sunday evening, 519 samples were tested.
The new cases surfaced from Rajmahal Road, Fatehpura, Hathikhana, Tarsali, Raopura, VIP Road, Mandvi, Wadi, Manjalpur, Tandalja, Akota, Vishwamitri, Harni-Warasiya Ring Road, Old Padra Road, Atladara, Gajrawadi, Gorwa, Panigate and Diwalipura areas within the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) limits.
In Vadodara rural, the new cases surfaced from Dabhoi, Bhilapur, Padra, Karjan and Dodka.
The north zone remained the worst hit with the addition of 14 new cases and the number has touching 998. This is followed by the east zone that saw addition of four cases and total tally touching 714.
The total number of cases in city’s south and west zones have touched 578 and 275 respectively with addition of 17 and 21 new cases within the last 24 hours.
In Vadodara rural, too, the number of positive cases touched 470 with 19 new individuals testing positive.
The authorities continued to be in denial mode when it came to deaths. Officially, the death toll of Covid-19 positive persons remained at 57 even as several other patients, who have tested positive and were suffering from other ailments, have passed away.
Currently, there are 779 active cases in the city. The condition of 600 patients is said to be stable while 141 are being treated with oxygen support and the rest 38 are under ventilator or BiPAP.
Sunday also witnessed the discharge of 102 patients including 31 from government hospitals, 70 from private and one from home isolation taking the total number of discharges to 2,233. There are 1,151 patients who are under quarantine. Of these, 1,053 are under home quarantine, 85 at government facility while 13 others are under quarantine at paid facilities.