With 5 new cases, total MP count mounts to 14

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With 5 new cases, total MP count mounts to 14

Thursday, 26 March 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With five more patients testing positive for Novel coronavirus in Indore district, the number of total positive cases in the Madhya Pradesh has risen to 14 on Wednesday.

Out of these, four patients belong to Indore while the fifth one, women from Ujjain is also admitted in Indore, the commercial capital of the State.

Sources in the administration claimed that two of these five patients had recently visited Hrishikesh in Uttarakhand for a vacation.

Speaking to the media, Indore Collector Lokesh Kumar jatav said that out of the total 21 samples forwarded to virology lab MGM College Indore, five have tested positive late night on Tuesday.

We are now trying to ascertain how many people came into contact of these patients, said the collector.

These five cases our first ever positive COVID 19 cases reported from Indore.

However the administration hasn't revealed the travel history of others tested positive for novel coronavirus in Indore.

Indore is the city where locals had came out on streets during Janata curfew organised on last Sunday. The administration has already initiated punitive action against these offenders.

Earlier, six positive cases have been reported from Jabalpur in the state, one each in Bhopal, Gwalior and Shivpuri.

With the fresh cases, the number of Total positive cases has risen to 14 in Madhya Pradesh.

Till now, over 12,500 Travellers have been screened at various airports of Madhya Pradesh, set a community from the State Gsovernment.

For taking stock of the situation, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will hold a video conferencing with offices of the state on Wednesday afternoon.

The video conferencing would be attended by senior officers of police, health department, Municipal corporations and administration.

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