Bhopal records first Covid-19 death, 14 new cases

Bhopal, April 6 : A 55-year-old man from the old city area became the first victim of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Bhopal on Monday.

The health officials announced that with 14 new confirmed cases -- including five health department employees and seven Jamaatis, in the state capital, the total tally has now reached 55 there.

The authorities said that the 55-year-old man, who had got admitted to a private nursing home here four days back with symptoms associated with Covid-19, died at the hospital on Monday.

Chief Medical and Health Officer, Bhopal Dr. Sudhir Kumar Daheria said 23 persons tested positive on Sunday, which included 12 Tablighi Jamaatis and 11 health department officials.

With the infection spreading to new localities, the health department officials will reach out to areas earmarked for containment and door-to-door screening.

The Covid-19 positive cases count in the state has reached 233.

Indore has recorded 135, Bhopal 55, Morena 12, Jabalpur 8, Ujjain 8, Khargone 4, Barwani 3, Gwalior, Shivpuri and Chhindwara, Vidisha two each.

So far 10 have died in Indore, 3 in Ujjain, one each in Bhopal, Chhindwara and Khargone.

Besides one patient in Jabalpur, 3 in Bhopal 2 each in Shivpuri and Gwalior have been discharged.

The Madhya Pradesh government has clamped a complete lockdown in the state capital from Sunday midnight in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

However, milk booths and medicine shops have been exempted from the lockdown restrictions, besides, goods and other essential services will be available at the doorstep every day, state officials added.



Source: IANS