COVID cases in Chhattisgarh begin to decline

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, May 11: The second wave of COVID-19 epidemic in Chhattisgarh is now showing sign of slowing down. The rate of infection has come down in the state whereas the number of deaths from COVID has also decreased. Availability of oxygen and beds in the hospitals of the state has also increased under the leadership and direction of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Moreover the vaccination of every category is going on fast in the state.
In the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, a decrease in positive cases can be seen in the state. There were about 17 thousand positive cases in the state on 24th April, 15 thousand 84 on 26th April, 15 thousand 804 on 29th April and 15 thousand 785 on 4th May, but now the number of new positive cases gradually reduced to 12 thousand 239 on 8th May, 9 thousand 120 on 9th May and 11 thousand 867 on 10th May.
COVID-19 daily positivity rate too has also come down significantly in the state. While it was 31.4 on 23 April, it has decreased to 27.8 on 26th April, 25.2 on 30th April, 26.1 on 3th May, 22.6 on 6th May, 19.8 on 8th May, 18.7 on 9th May and 18.3 on 10th May.
There has also been a decrease in the number of daily deaths due to COVID-19. While 253 deaths were recorded on 5th May, 208 were recorded on 7th May, 198 on 9th May now 172 deaths were recorded on 10th May. According to information available 11,719 general beds, 6,284 oxygen beds, 684 HDUs, 783 ICUs and 297 ventilator beds are vacant at present.
Arrangements have been made for 31 thousand 295 beds in dedicated COVID Hospital and COVID Care Centers for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic. These beds included 2 thousand 953 ICUs, one thousand 570 HDUs. Meanwhile 11 thousand 719 general beds and 9 thousand 954 oxygen beds, 684 HDUs, 783 ICUs and 297 ventilators are lying vacant.

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