The situation of Gujarat coronavirus is better than in Italy, Spain and France: official

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Gujarat, which has almost the same population as Italy, France and Spain, reported fewer cases of COVID-19 in 35 days after the detection of the first case in the state compared to the three European countries, said an official with the state health department. Sunday.

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This is mainly due to measures such as foreclosure and the containment strategy for returnees from abroad, Chief Secretary of State (Health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters.

Coronavirus cases in Gujarat have risen to 3,071 in 35 days since the discovery of the first patient, compared to 80,536 in Italy, 56,972 in France and 94,410 in Spain, she said.

The population of Italy is 6.04 crore, France-6.5 crore, Spain-4.7 crore, while the population of Gujarat is 6.25 crore, the official said.

“This shows that several factors, such as the containment and containment of returnees by immediately quarantining and isolating them, have helped to contain the spread of the disease,” said the official.

Factors such as the use of the BCG vaccine and a warmer climate in Gujarat compared to these three European countries may also have played a role in controlling the spread of the virus, she said, adding that “This comparison is just for our information.”

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Gujarat has so far reported the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country after Maharashtra.

As of Saturday, there were 3,071 cases of coronavirus in Gujarat, compared to 7,628 cases in Maharashtra.

In addition, Gujarat has so far reported 133 deaths from COVID-19, the second highest after Maharashtra, where 323 people have died.

Gujarat reported its first double-digit one-day jump in coronavirus cases on April 4, when 17 new cases were reported.

On April 10, he reported his first three-digit day jump of 124 cases, and on April 18 recorded his highest day jump of 332 cases.

Ravi said the state government is prepared to deal with more cases of coronavirus and has created an infrastructure for the same.

She said up to 10,500 beds have been set up in 61 state hospitals to treat these patients, as well as 22,385 beds in 150 COVID care centers for asymptomatic patients.

Coronavirus testing capacity has also been increased to 3,770 samples per day, up from 150 samples per day during the first week of the epidemic, she said.

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