Raipur, Mar 27 (PTI) With 3,162 new COVID-19 cases
reported on Saturday, Chhattisgarh saw its highest single-day
spike in the last nearly six months, taking the caseload to
On September 28 last year 3,725 new infections had
been reported after which the daily rise had declined.
With 13 deaths due to the viral infection reported on
Saturday, the toll mounted to 4,061, a health official said.
As many as 71 people were discharged from hospitals
while 440 others completed their home isolation, leaving the
state with 17,836 active cases, he said.
The number of people who have recovered increased to
Raipur district reported 796 new cases, taking its
total count to 62,840, including 870 deaths.
Durg recorded 1,128 new cases, Rajnandgaon 222 and
Bilaspur 137 among other districts.
Of the latest fatalities, seven took place on
Saturday, four on Friday and two earlier.
With 39,577 samples tested during the day, the total
of coronavirus tests conducted in the state went up to
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel urged people to
celebrate the Holi festival at home and avoid going into
While extending his wishes for the festival which
will be celebrated on Monday, Baghel said in view of rising
number of infections, everyone should take necessary
precautions such as wearing masks, maintaining physical
distance and keeping hands sanitised.
Chhattisgarh's coronavirus figures are as follows:
Total cases 3,37,940, New cases 3,162, Death toll 4,061,
Recovered 3,16,043, Active cases 17,836, Tests 56,58,846. PTI