COVID-19 cases in Indore rise to 2,565; death toll reaches 101

Indore, May 18 () The number of coronavirus casesin Indore rose to 2,565 as 95 more people tested positive forthe infection in the Madhya Pradesh district in last 24 hours,an official said on Monday.

Besides, a 71-year-old man died of COVID-19 at aprivate hospital here on Saturday, raising the number offatalities to 101, Indore's Chief Medical and Health OfficerDr Praveen Jadia said.

Till Sunday, the district reported 2,470 COVID-19cases, but after 95 more patients were found in the last 24hours, the tally jumped to 2,565, he said.

So far, 1,174 patients have been discharged fromhospitals here after recovery, another official said.Advertisement

The coronavirus outbreak was reported in the district,which is the state's industrial hub, on March 24 when fourpersons tested positive for the disease. Curfew was clamped in the city limits the next day,while strict lockdown was enforced elsewhere in the districtto contain the spread of the infection. HWP LALGK GK

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