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1.3K+ new Covid cases; at 5%, MP positivity higher than national average, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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1.3K+ new Covid cases; at 5%, MP positivity higher than national averageBhopal: On Monday, 1348 new cases of Covid-19 infection were reported in Madhya Pradesh. Around 25805 people were tested for the infection, states the health department daily bulletin.

Highest number of daily cases reported on Monday coincides with most Covid-19 daily tests conducted in the state for the year. With more testing, weekly positivity rate in MP has dipped to 5.05% (sixth highest in the country). The weekly average in India is 3.7%. Positivity rate for Monday was high at 5.2%. Since the pandemic began, 277075 have been diagnosed with the infection in the state. Two deaths were attributed to Covid-19 on Monday — one each in Bhopal and Burhanpur — taking the Covid-19 death toll in MP to 3,908.

Madhya Pradesh is in the top five states in the country that jointly account for 80% of daily new cases. The case fatality rate currently stands at 1.37% and is continuously declining, according to union health ministry. A total of 754 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the count of recoveries in MP to 264575. With 356 new cases, Indore tally went up to 64509 while that of Bhopal rose to 47459, with addition of 349 new Covid-19 cases. The total number of samples tested in MP has crossed 6165931.

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