Vadodara: Number of new Covid-19 cases reported in the city and district remained higher for the fifth consecutive day than those reported on the previous days.
As many as 75 new positive cases were detected in the city taking the total number of cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic to 25,652.
The new cases were reported from 2,788 tests conducted in the city and district, including 22 from areas of the district outside Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) limits.
The remaining 53 are from within the limits of the civic body. In the city,the north zone remained the worst affected area with 18 persons here testing positive.
This was followed by 16 cases in the west zone, 12 in the south zone and seven in the east zone.
With the number of new cases remaining high consistently, the number of active cases also went up.
Against 618 active cases on Tuesday, the number stood at 648 on Wednesday. The active cases include 47 on ventilators or BIPAP machines and 101 breathing with the help of oxygen support.
VMC teams have started keeping a close vigil on gardens too. While a decision to close the gardens has not been taken yet, officials said that this may be done if people did not follow guidelines.