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
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
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