3 new COVID-19 cases in Guj; state tally reaches 58

Ahmedabad, Mar 29 (PTI) Three more coronavirus cases were reported in Gujarat on Sunday, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 58, an official said.

All the three new cases were reported from Ahmedabad, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said.

Of these three, a 45-year-old man died at a hospital here on Sunday morning, she said, adding that the patient was also suffering from diabetes.

Two other new patients included a 67-year-old woman, whose husband had earlier tested coronavirus positive, and a 34-year-old man who recently visited Mumbai, she said.

The official also said that three coronavirus patients in Vadodara were on the path of recovery as their latest test reports have come out negative, but they will continue to remain in the isolation ward for another 14 days and will be tested again before being discharged.

So far, the number of COVID-19 patients in Ahmedabad is 21, followed by Vadodara and Gandhinagar – nine each, Rajkot- eight, Surat- seven, and Kutch, Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath and Mehsana- one each.

The state has so far reported five deaths- three in Ahmedabad and one each in Surat and Bhavnagar.