The woman had developed breathing problems and swelling in legs for the past 12 days and had been taken to hospital for treatment where she tested positive for Covid.
Seven members of her family were tested but they all were found negative. A total of 15 people who had come in the deceased woman's contact were tested and were found negative.
The woman was a home-maker and did not have any travelling history. She, however, did not take Covid-19 vaccine doses. Her samples were sent for genome testing by the health officials.
The last Covid death reported in entire Gujarat was in January. However, last Covid death reported in Surat took place in July 2022.
Elsewhere, three other individuals also tested positive in the city since Thursday.
A 52-year-old woman tested positive on Thursday when she had gone to SMIMER hospital for treatment of cough and fever she had been suffering for past three days. Her health is declared stable and she does not have co-morbidities.
Three family members and 13 other individuals who came in contact with her too were tested and were found negative. The patient, who has been vaccinated, had visited Rajasthan to attend a marriage.
A 60-year-old man from Varachha tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The patient who had gone to get treatment for cold and cough he had been having for past three days was checked for Covid where he tested positive of the virus. The patient though diabetic is stable.
Total 21 persons who came in his contact were tested and found negative. The patient had tested positive for Covid-19 two years ago and had no travelling history.
A 19-year-old married woman from Limabayat tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The patient had cold and cough for the past six days. Her condition is stable and she has been advised to stay isolated at home. A total of 19 persons who came in her contact were tested and found negative.
“Fresh cases of Covid-19 are getting reported but a majority of the patients are stable. We are testing all who came in contact of the patients," said a health official. SMC health teams are testing over 350 patients daily.