New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 in Gujarat rose to 5 after a 45-year-old succumbed to the infection on Sunday.  “He was suffering from diabetes. A total of five deaths have been reported from Gujarat (cumulative figures till today)”, says Health & Family Welfare Department, Gujarat Government. Also Read - Effect of Coronavirus Pandemic on Pets

Yesterday, a 46-year-old COVID-19 patient had died at a hospital in Ahmedabad. She was admitted to the hospital on March 26. “She was suffering from Hypertension, Diabetes and was on ventilator”, Gujarat’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital said in a statement. Also Read - Coronavirus: 46-Year-Old Woman Succumbs to COVID-19 in Gujarat

Meanwhile, six new positive cases were reported in Gujarat during past 24 hours taking the total COVID-19 cases in the State to 53. One new case each has been reported from Ahmedabad, Surat, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar, state principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said in Gandhinagar. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Gujarat Govt to Provide Food Items Freely to Poor Families From April 1

Ahmedabad is on top with 15 cases, followed by Vadodara-eight, Gandhinagar and Surat-seven each, Rajkot-four and Kutch and Bhavnagar-one each.