Two female doctors tests positive in Bhopal taking total to 112; India’s COVID-19 tally passes 6,400
Fourteen more persons, including two women doctors, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Bhopal on Friday, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state capital to 112 and overall tally in Madhya Pradesh to 440, a health official said.
“Test reports of these persons came on Friday morning and they were found to be infected with the viral disease,” he said, adding, “efforts were on to quarantine them and start their treatment.”
Amid the mounting pressure, the Maharashtra government has announced door-to-door testing to ensure the7.5 lakh people living in Dharavi be tested for COVID-19 in the next ten days.
The health ministry on Friday reported 30 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the toll due to the novel coronavirus to 199, whereas, the number of cases climbed to 6,412 in the country.
The 6,412 positive cases include 5,709 active cases, the 504 who have been either cured/discharged or migrated and the 199 casualties, the health ministry reported.
Toll rises to 169
The health ministry on Thursday reported 20 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the toll due to the novel coronavirus to 169, whereas, the number of cases climbed to 5,865 in the country.
Fresh cases were reported from Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and West Bengal, among other places.
The number of active COVID-19 cases is 5,218, as many as 477 people have been cured and discharged and one has migrated, the ministry said.
However, a PTI tally of numbers reported by various states and union territories at 10 pm showed as many as 6,640 people having contracted the virus and at least 227 losing their lives so far. Nearly 600 have so far been cured and discharged.