AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government said on Monday that online lectures for students in grades 1 to 9 will continue until February 5 in view of the current COVID-19 scenario.
The decision to continue online education in schools for Grades 1-9 was taken by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel during a central committee meeting held in Gandhinagar, according to an official statement.
The decision to continue online lessons for students in grades 1 to 9 until February 5 was made in the best interests of students and their health, the government said.
Following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the state, the government had decided on January 7 not to allow in-person classes in schools for grades 1-9 until January 31.
A new decision regarding offline education will be taken on February 5, the statement said Gujarat recorded 6,679 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest since January 10, bringing the state’s tally to 11,60 659, according to the state health department.
Gujarat recorded 6,679 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest since January 10 when the addition was 6,097, taking the tally in the state to 11,60,659, a health department official said. .
However, the number of deaths seen during the day was the highest of the third wave of the pandemic at 35, bringing the toll to 10,473, he said.
The silver lining is that 14,171 people were discharged on Monday, more than double the number of new cases recorded, he said, adding that the number of recoveries now stands at 10,66,393.
The active tally also fell to 83,793, with just 265 patients on life support, the official said.
Ahmedabad led with 2,399 new cases, followed by Vadodara with 1,045, Rajkot 777, Surat 418 and Surat 392 cases, among others.
Surat topped the death list on Monday with seven fatalities, followed by Ahmedabad with six, Bhavnagar five, Vadodara four, Rajkot three, Panchmahal two, he added.
Adjoining Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu on Monday reported five new cases and 13 recoveries, bringing the tally to 11,307 and the number of people returned to 11,200, leaving the Union Territory, which has seen four deaths so far. now with an active count of 83.
Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: positive cases 11, 60,659, new cases 6,679, death toll 10,473, discharged 10, 66,393, active cases 83,793, people tested so far – unpublished figures .