Corona cases hit 100 mark in MP

Bhopal/Morena (MP), April 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh corona positive cases hit the 100 mark on Thursday with Morena joining the affected towns with two positive cases on Thursday evening.

Out of the total 100 coronavirus cases in the state, 75 have been reported from Indore, eight from Jabalpur, six from Ujjain, four from Bhopal, two each in Morena, Shivpuri and Gwalior and one from Khargone, health department official said.

Eight patients have, so far, died in the state, including three from Indore, two from Ujjain andone from Khargone, the official added.

Earlier on Thursday morning, 12 new patients were found in Indore. They include an 80-year-old woman and three from a family whose nine members earlier tested positive for coronavirus, an official of the Government Mahatma Gandhi Memorial college in Indore said.

Most patients in Indore have no travel history and contracted infection locally. Health authorities have so far ruled out the pandemic entering community transmission phase in Indore.

Two latest cases of Thursday evening — a 45-year old man and his 43-year old wife — found positive for COVID-19 in Morena on. The man, who returned to Morena from Dubai last month, hid his travel history.

Morena District Collector Priyanka Das said, “Two residents of ward-47, who were quarantined two days back in the hospital have been found positive in the test reports received today (Thursday) evening. The test report said both the COVID-19 patients were the asymptomatic but tested positive. They are under treatment.”

She said 26 persons who came into contact with them were also quarantined separately.



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