MP reports six new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 15

Five people, including a woman, admitted in different hospitals of Indore have tested positive for coronavirus

Seventy-two deaths were reported since Thursday evening, out of which 27 fatalities were from Maharashtra. Photo: PTI

Madhya Pradesh reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, increasing the total number to 15.

Among the latest cases is the father of a 26-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus, Bhopal’s chief medical and health officer Sudhir Deharia said.

The woman, a law post-graduate student, returned to Bhopal from London last week. The other family members of the woman have tested negative, Deharia said. With her father testing positive, the number of COVID-19 cases in Bhopal has gone up to two.

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On Wednesday morning, five people admitted in different hospitals of Indore, including a woman from neighbouring Ujjain district, tested positive for coronavirus.

The Ujjain and Indore administrations subsequently imposed curfew in the two cities. None of the five patients in Indore have history of travel to abroad, Indore’s chief medical and health officer Dr Praveen Jadiya said. “Of these, two men, both friends, recently visited Vaishno Devi in Jammu,” he said.

Indore Collector Lokesh Jatav said the condition of all the five COVID-19 patients is stable. All arrangements were being made for proper medical treatment of the coronavirus patients, he said.

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Until Tuesday, six positive coronavirus cases were reported from Jabalpur and one each from Bhopal, Gwalior and Shivpuri. So far, curfew has been clamped in seven districts – Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ujjain and Chhatarpur.

No coronavirus case has so far been found in Chhatarpur, but the COVID-19 patient from Gwalior had travel history of Khajuraho in Chhatarpur. Curfew has so far been imposed in Rajnagar and Khajuraho towns of Chhatarpur district.

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