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With three persons, including two migrant workers, testing positive for coronavirus in Chhattisgarh on Monday, the total number of the COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 95, officials said.

While two cases are reported from Raigarh district, another case is reported from Surajpur district, they said.

Two migrant labourers who recently returned to Lailunga in Raigarh from Maharashtra tested positive for the viral infection this evening, said Raigarh Collector Yashwant Kumar.

He said the two workers were kept in a quarantine centre in Lailunga as a precautionary measure before they were allowed to go home.

They are being shifted to Raigarh medical college and hospital for treatment, he said.

Earlier in the day, a middle-aged man, who was kept at a quarantine facility in Surajpur after he recently returned from New Delhi, tested positive for the infection, a Health official said.

The COVID-19 count in the state is now 95 but the number of active cases stands at 36 as 59 people have been discharged after recovery, he said.

Of the 36 active cases, 20 are undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Raipur, six at COVID hospital Mana Raipur, five at COVID hospital Bilaspur and two at Medical College Hospital Ambikapur, he said.

Chhattisgarh COVID-19 figures are as follows: positive cases 95, new cases 3, deaths 0, discharged cases 59, active cases 36, people tested so far 36,606.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 18 2020. 23:14 IST
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