Chhattisgarh reports 2,829 new COVID-19 cases, 56 deaths

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Raipur, May 26 (PTI) Chhattisgarh's coronavirus infection count rose to 9,59,544 on Wednesday with the addition of 2,829 cases, while the death toll mounted by 56 to 12,779, an official said.

The number of recoveries reached 8,93,258 after a total of 997 people were discharged from various hospitals, while 4,100 others completed their home isolation during the day.

The number of active cases in the state stands at 53,480, he said.

Raipur district reported 101 new cases, taking the caseload to 1,55,405, including 3,082 deaths. Surguja recorded 240 new cases, Raigarh 216 and Korea 210, among other districts, the official said.

As 60,171 samples were tested on Wednesday, the number of tests conducted in the state went up to 88,32,486.

The COVID-19 positivity rate in the state has now declined to 4.7 per cent, which was 26.1 percent on May 1.

Chhattisgarh's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 9,59,544, new cases 2,829 , death toll 12,779, recovered 8,93,285, active cases 53,480, tests on Wednesday 60,171, total tests 88,32,486. PTI COR NP NP