Ahmedabad records 40 corona cases, 1 death

Times of India | 1 week ago | 18-09-2022 | 05:29 am

Ahmedabad records 40 corona cases, 1 death

AHMEDABAD: The city on Saturday recorded 40 new Covid cases, taking the number of active cases to 255. The city recorded death of a patient, too. Across Gujarat, 191 cases were recorded and the active cases reached 1,238. Out of total, four were on ventilator. Out of 33, only seven districts in the state had zero active cases. Gujarat in 24 hours vaccinated 610 persons for the first dose and 4,591 for the second. In all, 5.43 crore are administered first and 5.39 crore second dose of Covid vaccine.

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