At least 776 children, who lost both parents to the infection, received the first monthly instalment of Rs 4,000 each under the Bal Seva Yojna, earlier this month.
Gujarat had reported 78 COVID-19 cases on April 14 last year and 127 cases a day later.
It said that the Centre's current allocation of 975 metric tonnes (MT) is way below the requirements of the state.
In Rajkot city, two critical patients admitted to Kundan Hospital died after the facility ran out of oxygen as alleged by their family members, even as the hospital management has denied the charge.
Patel, who handles health portfolio, said though the state government is adding more facilities and beds at regular intervals to accomodate more patients, it fell short of demand.
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday pulled up the state government for not maintaining the data of Covid dedicated hospitals, vacant beds and testing.
As many as 405 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital, taking the recovery count to 2,64,969, which is 97.33 per cent of the caseload.
A total of 746 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the count of recoveries in Gujarat to 2,40,517, the department said in a release.