(Eds: Adds details) Ahmedabad, Dec 30 (PTI) Gujarat recorded 799 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, taking its tally to 2,44,258, while 834 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the active cases below the 10,000-mark, said the state health department.

With seven more patients succumbing to the infection, the death toll rose to 4,302, it said.

As many as 834 patients were discharged from hospitals, pushing the number of recovered cases to 2,29,977, the department said in a release.

With this, the COVID-19 recovery rate furtherimproved to 94.15 per cent, while the number of active cases dropped below the 10,000-mark.

There are now 9,979 active cases in Gujarat, of which 62 patients are on ventilators, the department said.

A total of 54,708 tests were conducted for detection of the virus on Wednesday, taking the number of samples examined so far in Gujarat to 95,98,108, the release said.

Ahmedabad reported 164 new cases, Surat 147, Vadodara 128, and Rajkot 88.

Among other districts, Kutch reported 26 new cases, Gandhinagar 24, Junagadh 17, Bharuch, Mehsana and Panchmahal 16 each, Anand and Dahod 15 each, and Kheda 11.

Three out of the seven new fatalities were reported in Ahmedabad, and one each in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara, said the department.

No new cases were reported in the adjoining Union Territory of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, health officials said.

The number of COVID-19 cases and recoveries remained unchanged at 3,346 and 3,333, respectively, they said.

Gujarat COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 2,44,258, new cases 799, deaths 4,302, active cases 9,979, people tested so far 95,98,108.