Raipur, May 22 : Sixteen new COVID-19 (Coronavirus) positive cases surfaced in Chhattisgarh on Friday leading to increase in the number of active cases in the state to 89. According to information received from the health department, 16 Coronavirus positive patients were identified today. Among them 12 belonged to Korba district, 3 belonged to Kanker district and one belonged to Bemetara district.
Process is underway for their admission in hospitals. With new cases the total number of active Coronavirus positive cases in the state increased to 89. A total of 45,522 suspected Coronavirus patients were identified till yesterday evening in the state and their samples were sent to the lab for testing.
Samples of 42618 of them tested negative whereas results of 2776 samples are awaited. Total 148 Coronavirus positive patients were registered in the state so far and 59 of them were discharged from hospitals after recovery. (UNI)