57 new coronavirus cases in MP, number rises to 313

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Bhopal, Apr 7 () With 57 fresh cases reported inthe state, the number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradeshrose to 313 on Tuesday.

Twenty-four cases were reported in Bhopal, taking thenumber of COVID-19 patients in the city to 85, a healthofficial said.

Of the 313 cases, 173 are from Indore, the commercialcapital of the state.Advertisement

Since Monday night, 22 new cases and two deaths werereported in Indore.

The death toll due to coronavirus in the state nowstands at 23, said health officials.

Among others, 40 health workers including doctors and12 policemen and their family members have contracted thevirus in the state capital.
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With cases of infection being reported from two moredistricts of the state on Monday, the pandemic has covered 14districts of the state so far.

Apart from Indore and Bhopal, Morena district hasrecorded 12 cases, Jabalpur eight, Ujjain 13, Khargone four,Gwalior six, Barwani three, Chhindwara and Shivpuri two eachand Betul, Hoshangabad and Vidisha recording one case each.One patient hails from outside the state. Advertisement

A doctor tested positive in Itarsi town of Hoshangabaddistrict, collector Dhananjay Singh said.

Twenty-one persons have been discharged from hospitalsafter full recovery.

The condition of 228 patients is stable while 20patients were said to be in serioud condition.Advertisement

In the past one week, two IAS officers posted in thestate's health department have tested positive forcoronavirus. MAS ADU HWPKRK KRK
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