Raipur: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh mounted to 549 after 55 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a health official said on Monday. Of the new cases, 11 were reported from Bilaspur district, nine from Jashpur, seven from Raigarh, five from Bemetara, four from Korba, three each from Raipur, Balod and Dhamtari districts while two each from Mungeli, Surguja and Durg districts, he said.
Besides, one case each was reported from Gariaband, Bastar, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund districts, he said.
Most of the new patients are migrant labourers who recently returned to their home districts from different parts of the country and were kept in quarantine centres or those who came in their contact, he said. While 45 new coronavirus cases were reported on Monday, samples of 10 others tested positive on Sunday night, the official said.