Surat: The coronavirus continues its onslaught with Surat reporting 577 new cases on Tuesday. According to Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) officials, of these cases, the highest was reported from Athwa zone at 1,132 followed by 76 in Rander and 58 in Udhna zone.
Athwa zone has become the hotspot for Covid-19 for the last 10 months. Two more Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus on Tuesday taking the death toll to 864 in the city.
The two victims include 41-year-old man from Siganpore area of Katargam zone and 71-year-old man from Udhna zone. Both patients were admitted into Covid-19 isolation ward in New Civil hospital in the city. Sources say that the 41-year-old man died within 24 hours of his admission into the hospital.
With rise in infection, hospitalisation too has risen with total 526 patients admitted into different Covid hospitals in the city on Tuesday alone, including 151 in New Civil hospital and 71 at SMIMER hospital in the city.
“Rise in hospitalisation shows the alarming situation of spread of infection. Unlike the first phase of Covid-19, people now have become fearless and are refusing to follow guidelines. As a result, infected patients have to be admitted into the hospital,” said a senior SMC official.