COVID Graph Ascends; CM to Convene with Officials to Probe the Surge

Story Highlights
  • Madhya Pradesh records significant rise in COVID tally.
  • 22 infections detected on Friday.
  • CM Shivraj Singh to convene to delineate strategies to break the chain.

Madhya Pradesh: Amidst the resurgence in the country several states reverted to opening schools. Madhya Pradesh govt permitted schools to resume physical schooling on Sept 1. The state health department on Friday reported 22 fresh infections in a day. Earlier on August 14, 20 new infections were detected in the state.

Citing the rising COVID tally, CM Shivraj has called for a meeting on Saturday, to chalk out strategies to curb the spread. Since the schools resumed functioning physically, the state health department has witnessed a drastically increasing COVID curve recording 11 cases on day one followed by 18 on Sept 2 and subsequently 22 cases on Sept 3.

As per the district data reported to the health authorities, Bhopal and Sagar reported 4 cases each while Indore, Khargone, Ujjain, Dhar and Khargone detected 1 infection each. Out of all the districts Jabalpur has reported the highest surge in the past two months. The health department has initiated a contact tracing program to trace the interactions convened by the two infected residents who returned from Nagpur and Bangalore.

So far the state health department has confirmed 7,92,226 infections since the outbreak. Out of these 7,81,598 have recuperated while 10,516 succumbed to the virus. Currently, the state positivity rate stands at 0.03 accounting for 114 active infections.

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