Chhattisgarh records 2,551 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths

Raipur, Oct 1 () With 2,551 new COVID-19casesand 29 more deaths, Chhattisgarhs total count rose to 1,16,153 and the toll to 986 on Thursday, a health official said.

A total of 678 people were discharged from various hospitals following their recovery while 1,557 patients completed their home isolation during the day, taking the tally of recoveries to 84,699, he said.

The state now has 30,468 activecases, he said.

The worst-hit Raipur district reported 358 new cases, Raigarh 351, Janjgir-Champa 244, Durg 190, Dantewada 139, Bilaspur 121 and Korba 116, among other districts, he said.
Of the latest fatalities, 8 died on Thursday and 6 on Wednesday. Besides, 15 deaths that took place in the past were added to the fatality tally on Thursday," the official added.

Chhattisgarh has recorded over 83,000 COVID-9casesin the last one month.

With 34,187 casesso far, Raipur district tops the tally in the state and has also witnessed 434 deaths.

Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positivecases1,16,153, newcases2,551, deaths 986, recovered 84,699, activecases30,468, people tested so far 11,21,641. TKP RSY RSY

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