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Chhattisgarh reports 573 new coronavirus cases, 12 deaths

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Raipur, Jun 16 (PTI) Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 tally rose to 9,88,745 on Wednesday as 573 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities took the toll to 13,354, a health official said.

The number of recoveries reached 9,64,265 after 227 people were discharged from various hospitals, while 925 others completed their home isolation during the day, he said.

The number of active cases in the state now stands at 11,126, the official informed.

Raipur district reported 20 new cases, taking the infection count to 1,56,923, including 3,123 deaths. Sukma recorded 50 new cases, Bastar 47 and Jashpur 44, among other districts, he said.

With 41,073 samples examined in the last 24 hours, the number of tests in the state went up to 98,15,004, the official said.

The coronavirus case positivity rate declined to 1.4 per cent on Wednesday which had reached 30 per cent in April during the peak of the second wave, he said.

Chhattisgarh's coronavirus figures are as follows: Positive cases 9,88,745, New cases 573, Deaths 13,354, Recovered 9,64,265, Active cases 11,126, Total tests so far 98,15,004. PTI TKP RSY RSY

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