Corona update: Within 5 days, Chhattisgarh jumps to 216 from 100; hits highest single day spike with 44 cases

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  • Chhattisgarh has registered over 44 cases in a single day, highest one day spike
  • The total tally reaches to 216 whereas active cases rises to 152

Chhattisgarh: From the past few days, Chhattisgarh has witnessed a sudden surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The state has reported 44 cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The number of COVID-19 cases has promptly risen to 216 with 152 active cases and 64 patients who are recovered from the disease. 

Of the 44 new cases, 10 infected people are from Rajnandgaon district, 9 from Mungeli, 9 from Bilaspur, 4 each from Korea and Raigarh, 3 from Sarguja, 3 from Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, and 1 each from Balodabazar and Jashpur.

According to the medical bulletin, a total of 49763 of probable persons with coronavirus symptom have been tested in Chhattisgarh so far, out of which 46894 results have been found negative and 2455 are under scrutiny.

The sharp rise in numbers in the last few days has put Chhattisgarh under lose sleep. After 40 new cases on Friday, Chhattisgarh reported another 44 cases on Saturday, which took its tally of overall confirmed cases to 216. With continuous surge in cases, its current doubling time is just 5 days whereas the national doubling time for total number of infections is 13.33 days right now.

In the wake of the rapid growth of coronavirus cases, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry have ordered the State Health Department to double up the speed of tests among the patients and the migrants returning from the adjacent states. The state has been divided into red zones and orange zones. Around 80 developmental blocks have been confined to orange zones, 4 developmental blocks have been confined to the red zone.

The state health secretary, Niharika Barik Singh, has stated that the ease of doing business would depend on the classification of the zones.

Numerous migrants have reached the state through several efforts. Many migrants have returned from the adjacent areas and neighbouring states. Unemployment and unpaid salaries compelled them to leave the arena.  The government is adopting several measures to ensure safety. The authorities and the local Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) are taking steps to help out the migrants in every possible way. 

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