Given the recent spurt in cases, Madhya Pradesh is in the group of six states that are jointly reporting 84% of new infection cases in India, as per union ministry of health analysis.
Bhopal and Khargone reported one death each. On Saturday, 24,695 people were tested for the infection, the highest for the year. Positivity rate remained at 5.2%, as compared to Friday.
Since the pandemic began, 2.74 lakh people have been diagnosed with the infection in Madhya Pradesh.
A total of 571 patients were deemed recovered from Covid-19 in the state, taking the count of recoveries to 2.63 lakh. Active cases in the state, or people under treatment for the infection, has rose by 735 to 7344.
With 317 new cases, Indore tally went up to 63827 while that of Bhopal rose to 46728 with addition of 345 new Covid-19 cases. Indore has so far reported 944 deaths and Bhopal 625. Bhopal is now left with 1747 active coronavirus cases while Indore has 2066 such cases. The total number of samples tested for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh reached 6117146.