Raipur, Jun 4 : The number of active Coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients in Chhattisgarh jumped to 565 after a record number of 93 new patients found on Thursday. According to information received from health department, the 93 new positive patients included 19 each in Mahasamund and Jashpur, 17 in Bilaspur, 9 in Janjgir, 6 each in Raipur and Rajnandgaon, 5 in Raigarh, 4 in Kabirdham, 3 each in Baloda-Bazar and Gariaband and 2 in Surajpur. Process of their admission to hospitals is underway. Meanwhile, 17 patients were discharged from hospitals after their recovery today.
With 93 new patients, Chhattisgarh has recorded the biggest single-day spike in Coronavirus cases so far. Total 78988 suspected Coronavirus patients were identified in the state so far and their samples were sent to labs for testing. Samples of 75519 of them tested negative whereas results of 2698 samples are awaited. With this, Chhattisgarh has so far registered a total 773 Coronavirus infected patients and 206 of them were discharged from hospitals after recovery. Coronavirus also claimed two lives in the state so far. (UNI)