Raipur: Due to the rapid recovery of corona patients and the decrease in the number of daily fresh Covid cases in the state, there is a steady decline in the active cases of Covid-19. The number of active patients in the state has now reached below 1,000. At present, the number of active patients in the state is 974 as of Thursday.
At present, the positivity rate of the state is 0.17 per cent. On August 18, 64 people were found positive in the examination of 37, 905 samples across the state. No new cases of corona infection have been reported in eight districts of the state including Balod, Bemetara, Kabirdham, Mungeli, Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, Surajpur, Kondagaon and Narayanpur. No person has died in the state due to corona infection on this day.