As Covid surges again, government seeks to step up contact tracing | Raipur News

Raipur: Amid a rise in Covid-19 cases statewide, the state government is preparing to increase contact tracing at airports, train stations and interstate border checkpoints as a measure to precaution.
The General Administration Department has issued a directive to all Divisional Commissioners, Inspectors General of Police, Collectors and Superintendents of Police to ensure primary precautions are being taken regarding covid-19 in the state , according to an official statement.
Deployed health teams along with the transportation department would screen passengers arriving from interstate border checkpoints, the government statement added.
After the state recorded 125 Covid cases at a positivity rate of 1.22%, the tally rose to 11,53,867. Separately, the number of active cases stands at 757 while the death toll remained unchanged at 14036.
Capital in the lead with 207 active patients followed by Durg with 135, 26 in Rajnandgaon, 62 in Bilaspur and nine in Janjgir and Mungeli. While two quarters Sukma and Narayanpur no positive cases so far. The infection rate in June varied from day to day, with the percentage positive on Monday being 1.22% while a day earlier it was 2.17%.
Considering the rise in new cases, the health department has already sounded the alarm in many districts, including Bilaspur, where the administration has boosted its preparedness to deal with any difficult situation. Health authorities have advised people to wear masks and maintain social distancing.