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Indore COVID-19 crosses 5000-mark, death toll reaches 255

The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district rose to 5,043 after 45 more people tested positive for the disease in last 24 hours, a health official said on Thursday.

PTI | Indore | Updated: 09-07-2020 16:48 IST | Created: 09-07-2020 16:47 IST
Indore COVID-19 crosses 5000-mark, death toll reaches 255
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The number of COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district rose to 5,043 after 45 more people tested positive for the disease in last 24 hours, a health official said on Thursday. Besides, three more patients, including an 86-year-old woman, succumbed to the viral infection in different hospitals here, Indore's Chief Medical and Health officer Dr Praveen Jadia said.

This has taken the COVID-19 death toll in the district to 255. "We had sent 1,392 samples for tests in the last 24 hours. Out of them, 45 returned positive," Jadia said.

An analysis of the data showed the death rate in the district was around five per cent as of Thursday morning, which is higher than the national average of 2.75 per cent. Jadia said 3,903 people have so far been discharged after recovering from the infection in the district, where the recovery rate is around 77 per cent.

Indore reported the outbreak of COVID-19 on March 24, when four people tested positive for the infection in the district.


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