MP tally of COVID-19 cases up by 110 to 1,090; death toll 55

MP tally of COVID-19 cases up by 110 to 1,090; death toll 55
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Indore/Bhopal, Apr 16 () With 110 more personstesting coronavirus positive on Thursday morning, the numberof COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 1,090, healthofficials said.


Besides, coronavirus claimed the lives of two morepersons in Indore late on Wednesday night, taking the deathtoll in the state to 55, the officials said.

Chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Praveen Jadiasaid, "As many as 110 people have tested positive forcoronavirus after the administration received their reportthis morning from Delhi. With this, the number of COVID-19patients in Indore has gone up to 696. Of them, 39 have died."

The death rate of COVID-19 patients in the city tillThursday morning was 5.60 per cent, which is higher than thenational average. But since the last week, it beencontinuously decreasing.

According to reports so far, the virus has nowaffected 26 out of the total 52 districts in Madhya Pradesh.Agar Malwa and Alirajpur districts were the latest to be hitby it on Wednesday.


Indore has reported the highest number of 696 cases inthe state, health officials said.

Indore has emerged as one of the COVID-19 hotspots inthe country, where maximum number of such patients per 10 lakhpopulation were found. The total population of the district isaround 35 lakh.

Of the 55 COVID-19 deaths in the state, 39 werereported in Indore alone. So far, five persons have died inBhopal, six in Ujjain, three in Khargone and one each inChhindwara and Dewas.

On Wednesday, COVID-19 patients were found for thefirst time in Agar Malwa (3) and Alirajpur (1) districts,health officials said.

So far, 64 patients have recovered and returned home,the officials said.

According to the officials, 290 containment zones havebeen created across cities in the state to curb the spread ofthe virus. HWP MAS ADU GKNP NP

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