Corona update: 15 BSF personnel among 22 found Covid19 positive in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh: The spread of novel coronavirus in Chhattisgarh has quickened in the last few days with new cases of Covid-19 and deaths reported every day. The epidemic has expanded its footprint in the state and has affected more than 2400 people since the first positive case was confirmed on 19th March.

State Health bulletin at 11 am stated that 22 more positive cases emerged from Chhattisgarh on Tuesday Late night. This brings the total count of Covid19 in Chhattisgarh to 2407.

15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) tested positive for cornavirus disease (Covid-19) on Tuesday in Kanker district of Bastar division in Chhattisgarh, officials said.

In Chhattisgarh, a total of 26 BSF jawans have been found Covid-19 positive so far, in which, Six of them have been discharged from hospital after recovery.

Out of these 15 jawans, 7 cases were reported from 132nd battalion, 82nd battalion (2), 167th battalion (1) and 17th battalion (5) in Kanker. All these jawans have recently returned from leave from various parts of the country like West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand.

Apart from these 15 cases, 7 cases emerged from Raipur(3), Rajnandgaon(2) and Bilaspur(2).

Chhattisgarh count of covid19 surpassed 2400 mark with reporting 2407 cases. Currently, the active cases in the state stands at 846, as 1,527 people have been discharged after recovery while 12 others have died so far.

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