Chhattisgarh records 1,964 new coronavirus cases, 63 fresh fatalities

A person wearing mask and face shield in the wake of coronavirus pandemic

With 1,964 new COVID-19 cases and

63 more deaths, Chhattisgarh's total case count rose to 1,87,270 and death toll to 2,101 on Saturday, a health official said.

The number of people who have recovered too increased to 1,63,079 after 278 people were discharged from various hospitals while 1,471 patients completed their home isolation during the day.

The state now has 22,090 active cases, the official informed.

Raipur district reported only 138 new cases, taking its total count to 41,365, including 579 deaths.

Korba district recorded 238 new cases, Janjgir-Champa 225, Raigarh 193, Rajnandgaon 113 and Bilaspur 98, among other districts.

"Of the latest fatalities, eight took place on Saturday and five on Friday, while 50 had occurred earlier and they were added to the tally on Saturday," the official added.

Chhattisgarh's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 1,87,270, New cases 1,964, Death toll 2,101, Recovered 1,63,079, Active cases 22,090, people tested so far 18,09,447.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel