Record 10,652 fresh COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh

Record 10,652 fresh COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Apr 8 (PTI) With 10,652 fresh COVID-19 cases
reported on Thursday, Chhattisgarh saw its highest single-day
spike since the outbreak of infection in March last year,
taking the states caseload to 4,07,231.

With 94 more deaths due to the viral infection and
co-morbidities recorded during the day, the statewide toll
mounted to 4,563, a health official said.

This is the second consecutive day when the state has
recorded over 10,000 cases. The state has witnessed 92,591
coronavirus cases and 704 deaths in the last one month.

The number of active cases in the state stands at
68,125 after 114 people were discharged from hospitals while
621 others completed their home isolation period in the day.
With this, the number of people who have recovered from the
infection increased to 3,34,543.

The worst-hit Raipur and Durg districts accounted for
2,330 and 2,132 of the new cases respectively for the day.
While the total count of infection in Raipur has reached
82,059, including 1,076 deaths, Durgs caseload increased to
49,687, including 842 deaths.

Rajnandgaon witnessed 1,047 new cases, Bilaspur 638
and Balodabazar 601 among other districts, he said.
Of the latest fatalities, 72 were reported on Thursday and
Wednesday while 22 earlier.

With 48,743 samples tested on Thursday, the total
number of tests in the state went up to 60,79,584.

Meanwhile, after Raipur and Durg districts, the local
administration on Thursday announced lockdown in Rajnandgaon
district too in view of a steady rise in cases.

The lockdown will be effective in Rajnandgaon from 12
noon on April 10 till 6 pm on April 19. Raipur will witness
lockdown from 6 pm on April 9 till 6 am on April 19.

Chhattisgarh”s coronavirus figures are as follows:
Positive cases 4,07,231, New cases 10,652, Deaths 4,563,
Recovered 3,34,543, Active cases 68,125, Tests today 48,743,
Total tests 60,79,584. PTI TKP

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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