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Gujarat coronavirus tally jumps to 144 after 16 new cases

PTI
Published Apr 6, 2020, 11:33 am IST
Updated Apr 6, 2020, 11:33 am IST
Of the 16 new cases, 11 are from Ahmedabad, two from Vadodara, and one each in Mehsana, Patan and Surat
Members of Muslim community who had visited several Muslim missionary gatherings including ‘Jamat’ at Nizamuddin Mosque in New Delhi, wear masks as they are being taken to a quarantine facility during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ahmedabad. PTI photo
 Members of Muslim community who had visited several Muslim missionary gatherings including ‘Jamat’ at Nizamuddin Mosque in New Delhi, wear masks as they are being taken to a quarantine facility during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Ahmedabad. PTI photo

Ahmedabad: Gujarat reported 16 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 144, a health department official said.

Ten of these new patients have direct or indirect link to religious congregation organised by Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi last month, Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi said.

 

Of the 16 new cases, 11 are from Ahmedabad, two from Vadodara, and one each in Mehsana, Patan and Surat.

Nine patients from Ahmedabad and one from Mehsana have link to the Nizamuddin religious event, the official said.

So far, 11 patients have died while 21 have been discharged after recovery, she said.

Intensive testing in COVID-19 hotspots of the state has led to several cases coming to light and many new patients have link to the Nizamuddin congregation, Ravi said.

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Location: India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad




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