Midway through the 21-day lockdown in Madhya Pradesh, coronavirus cases maintained a rising trend. The total corona positive cases touched 215.
Figures in Bhopal recorded an enormous jump, from 18 to 40 by late Sunday evening. Chief Medical and Health Officer, Bhopal Dr. Sudhir Kumar Daheria said 22 persons tested positive on Sunday.
According to the Sunday night bulletin, 97 samples were sent for an examination of which 23 tested positive. Most persons affected are either associated with the Health Department or to the Tablighi Jamaat. However, the health authorities said there's no got to panic.
After a big vegetable whole-seller in Bhopal tested positive on Saturday vegetable markets in Bhopal were sealed till further orders.
Collector Tarun Pithode ordered the closure of all except milk and medicine shops till further orders. The food delivery system and therefore the home delivery system authorized by the competent authority by the Municipal Corporation will still operate.
On Friday, IAS officer and Health Corporation MD J.J. Vijay Kumar had tested COVID-19 positive. On Saturday, 12 IAS officers of the COVID-19 core were home quarantined. Pallavi Jain Govil and Veena Sinha were admitted to Bhopal AIIMS and their relations were also quarantined. Around 150 employees of the Health Department are under medical supervision.
Even the Health Department hierarchy had crumbled under the burgeoning crisis with its Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil and extra Director (Health) Veena Sinha testing positive for the dreaded virus. Both Jain Govil and Vijay Kumar had attended meetings even through their sickness causing an alarm within the state secretariat
By Sunday night the general figure of the infected within the state touched 215 of those 135 were found in Indore, 12 in Morena, 40 in Bhopal, eight in Jabalpur, seven in Ujjain, four in Khargone, three in Barwani, while two each were affected in Gwalior, Shivpuri and Chhindwara.
There are 12 deaths thus far. Eight died in Indore, two in Ujjain and one each in Khargone and Chhindwara.
Total cases in India has now surged past 4,000. There are 4.067 total COVID-19 cases so far in the country. Meanwhile, 109 people have died due to the deadly virus and 292 patients have been recovered.