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C''garh: 107 new virus cases including 7 paramilitary jawans

C''garh: 107 new virus cases including 7 paramilitary jawans
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Raipur, Jun 20 (PTI) The number of coronavirus cases

in Chhattisgarh increased to 2,134 after 107 people, including

four ITBP and three CRPF personnel, tested positive on

Saturday, a health official said.

Besides, an elderly COVID-19 patient died at a

hospital here, taking the number of coronavirus fatalities in

the state to 11, he said.

As many as 63 patients were discharged from

hospitals across the state following recovery, he said.

"53 new cases were reported from Rajnandgaon

district, 25 from Janjgir-Champa district, seven from Raigarh,

six from Balrampur, five from Durg, four from Narayanpur,

three from Sukma and two from Korba while one case each came

from Raipur and Bilaspur districts," he said.

"Four Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel,

belonging to 45th battalion, tested positive in Narayanpur," a

police official said.

They had been kept in a quarantine centre of the

paramilitary force in Narayanpur town after they returned

earlier this month from their home states, he said.

Earlier, seven ITBP personnel had tested positive for

virus in Narayanpur, Rajnandgaon and Kondagaon districts.

The worst Maoist-affected Sukma district recorded

coronavirus cases for the first time with three Central

Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, belonging to 2nd

battalion, testing positive, the official said.

They had been kept in a quarantine centre in Sukma

town after they returned from their native states, he said.

The CRPF and ITBP are deployed in the state for

anti-Naxal operations.

Earlier in the evening, a 70-year-old man, admitted

at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur,

died due to co-morbidities and viral infection, a PRO of the

institute said.

The man had advanced stage of lung cancer, he added.

The number of active cases in the state stands at 755,

as 1,368 people have been discharged after recovery while 11

have died due to the infection so far.

Chhattisgarh''s COVID-19 figures are as follows:

positive cases 2,134, new cases 107, deaths 11, discharged

1,368, active cases 755, people tested so far 1,23,983. PTI

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

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