Madhya Pradesh: Indore Covid-19 death toll rises to 53

INDORE: One more life was claimed, with the death toll in this hardest hit city of 53, a health official said Thursday. In the past 24 hours, as many as 26 new Covid-19 patients were found in Indore, bringing the number of people affected in the city to 945. Of those, 77 have been discharged after treatment, the official said.

A 56-year-old person, who died Tuesday at the government-run Manorama Raje TB hospital (MRTB), was found to be infected with coronavirus. With this, the number of people who have succumbed to Covid-19 has increased to 53, said Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Praveen Jadia.

According to the figures, the city's Covid-19 death rate as of Thursday is 5.61%, which is more than the national average.

Jadia said almost 2,000 teams are conducting a survey in the city, which has more than 30 lakh population.

He stated that the population of 14 lakh has been surveyed so far and that the speed of the survey has increased in urban areas. A goal has been set to complete it within a week.

The curfew has been in place in the city since March 25, after the first case of coronavirus infection came to light. The strict lock is in place elsewhere in the district.