Raipur in Chhattisgarh is Declared the New Hotspot Area of Covid-19

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  • Chhattisgarh reported the highest Covid-19 cases this year
  • Raipur district witnessed 349 new cases in a day
  • The exams of Class 10, 12, and the medical college batches will be held physically

Raipur: Tuesday witnessed the highest record of the Covid-19 cases in Chhattisgarh. This is the highest record of the cases this year in Chhattisgarh. 1,525 cases have been reported so far.

In the last week, 42 deaths were recorded due to the deadly virus. The district of Raipur has witnessed the highest number of deaths in one day. And thus, Raipur is the “new hotspot area” of the state now.

An official said, “Of the 42 deaths, 30 cases were of co-morbidities. The death audit reports found people above 60 years constituted 62% of these deaths, while 21% were between 45 to 59 years”. The official further stated, “Raipur district accounted for 349 of the new cases for the day, taking its total count to 59,725, including 838 deaths”.

Due to the increase in the Covid-19 cases in the state, the state government declared that all the Anganwadi and Mini Anganwadi centers will remain shut. Bhupesh Baghel, CM of Chhattisgarh held a meeting with the state ministers to review the situation of Covid-19 and even ordered that all the educational institutions and anganwadis will remain closed till further notice.

A senior official said, “Only exams of class 10, 12, final year of colleges, and medical college batches will be held physically with appropriate physical distancing and other precautions”.

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