BALURGHAT: With the detection of 28 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, the total figure of the persons suffering from disease crossed the figure of 1,000 in South Dinajpur.
A health official said 771 patients have been cured and released from the hospitals.
At present there are 237 active cases in the district.
Of the fresh 28 patients, nine hail from Harirampur, six each from Gangarampur and Kumarganj, three from Kushmanid, two from Balurghat and one each from Tapan and Buniadpur.
In another development, District Magistrate Nikhil Nirmal on Monday issued a notification and announced the extension of lockdown in all 45 broad-based containment zones across the district till July 31 due to the spike in Covid positive cases.