People queue up for Covid testing at a kiosk in Sabarmati area
AHMEDABAD: After an intense second wave of Covid infections began to finally ebb, for the first time since March 1, the day’s new case count dropped below 100 in Ahmedabad city. On Wednesday, the city recorded 93 cases and three deaths. The state on Wednesday reported 644 cases, 51 cases less than on Tuesday.
The officials said it was last on March 1 when the city had a less than 100 daily case count (96 cases). Daily infections began shooting skyward since then, reaching the peak of of 5,971 cases on May 25. The situation began to improve after that.
Barring Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation area (93 cases), Vadodara Municipal Corporation (92 cases) and Surat Municipal Corporation (63 cases) all of the remaining districts and corporation areas reported less than 50 fresh cases each. The state on Wednesday had 13,683 cases of which 346 patients needed ventilators and the remaining are stable and undergoing treatment in hospital. On Wednesday morning, the city of Ahmedabad had 2,344 active cases and with the discharges registered later on the day, the active case count on Thursday morning is likely to be around 2,100.
AMC officials said that the total pandemic death toll in the city has reached 3,282 after adding in the three deaths on Wednesday. There has been a sharp decline in active cases in the city and in just 36 days since May 3, active cases have dropped from over 65,000 to close to 2,000.
No society under micro-containment
On Wednesday, there were no societies under micro-containment in the city, as the last one, Kala Dham Flat in Chandkheda was also removed from micro-containment. The last micro-containment zone had included 12 houses and covered 44 persons.