MP: 91 positive Covid-19 test in Indore, count touches 1,176
INDORE: Indore reported 91 new positive cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, including two staff nurses and a doctor, bringing the count to 1,176. However, the city did not report any deaths due to the pandemic during the day.
The information was released in the daily health bulletin by the office late at night.
A doctor practicing in a private hospital and two male nurses tested positive for Covid-19 infection on Saturday, bringing the positive count of health workers to 15.
A 58-year-old doctor working as medical director at Choithram Hospital tested positive. His swab samples were collected a few weeks ago, when he developed symptoms.
Dr. Amit Bhatt, an official hospital spokesman who confirmed the report, said a medical officer tested positive. He was in quarantine since the symptoms developed.
Two MY hospital nurses, 44 and 30, tested positive. MGMMC PRO Rahul Rokade said: Two nurses from MY hospital staff tested positive.
Both were working in the Covid-19 ward at the MRTB hospital and were quarantined for the past ten days. Their samples were collected a week ago, according to an official source.
They are admitted to MY hospital's new chest room and are receiving treatment there, Rokade said.
Additionally, the city reported that eight doctors, including two from the medical school, tested positive for the Covid-19 infection. Six staff nurses and two MY hospital blood bank technicians tested positive. The city also reported the death of the first doctor in the country on April 9.
According to the bulletin, a total of 5594 samples have been analyzed to date. Of these, 441 were evaluated during the day and 350 were negative.
104 people were expelled from various quarantine facilities in the city at the end of their quarantine period. There are 918 people in quarantine on suspicion of being infected with COVID-19.