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Gujarat COVID-19 cases rise to 39; mega tracking drive on

Gujarat COVID-19 cases rise to 39; mega tracking drive on
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Ahmedabad, Mar 25 (PTI) The number of COVID-19 cases

in Gujarat went up to 39 as four more people, one of them with

travel history abroad, tested positive for the new coronavirus

on Wednesday, a health department official said here.

On Wednesday, one new case was reported each from

Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara, principal secretary

(health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters here.

Of these fresh infections, one patient has history of

travelling to Dubai in recent times, while the others are

cases of local transmission of the viral disease, she said.

With this, the total number of cases in Ahmedabad

stands at 14, Surat and Vadodara at seven each, Gandhinagar at

six, Rajkot four and Kutch one, she said.

Ravi said the health department has conducted

surveillance and tracking of over 1.60 crore people in the

wake of coronavirus outbreak, and the entire state population

will be covered in the coming weeks under a special programme.

"Under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme,

the state government has so far covered 1 crore 60 lakh and 62

thousand persons in both urban and rural areas.

"This has been done as part of surveillance of areas

from where positive (COVID-19) cases as well as cases of

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) have been reported,"

she said.

The senior bureaucrat said the government has also

registered FIRs against as many as 147 persons for violating

quarantine protocol.

As many as 430 persons violating home quarantine

protocol were shifted to government-run facilities, she said.

Ravi said 15,468 persons with foreign travel history

have been tracked on the basis of data provided by the central

government and more are being tracked and quarantined.

As many as 20,688 people are under quarantine in the

state, which included 20,220 in homes, 430 in government and

38 private-run facilities, she said. PTI KA PD GK

RSY RSY


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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