Covid-19 cases rising in MP, experts urge people to wear masks

HealthCovid-19 cases rising in MP, experts urge people to wear masks


Bhopal: The coronavirus has again begun to take people into its grip, as more than 60 active cases have been reported from different parts of Madhya Pradesh since Wednesday, sources said on Thursday. Out of 60 people, 43 have, so far, recuperated from the disease, and 20 are undergoing treatment.

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According to sources in the health department, the number of active cases has shot up from 289 on May 24 to 306 on May 26. Similarly, from 136 cases on March 31, there are more than 306 active cases. The hospitals in different areas in the state have, however, examined only 7,325 cases; whereas patients from the disease were reported from 16 of the 52 districts.

The capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, has registered eight cases. The situation is barely as grim as it was in first and second waves of the pandemic. Yet, the doctors in Bhopal and Indore have advised the residents not to drop their guard against the disease, as the country cannot afford to wave another wave of covid-19.

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Officials of the health department said that only 64, 371 doses of vaccine were administered on Wednesday. Those who were vaccinated included children aged from 12 to 14 years. The vaccination for this category was launched on March 23. Although the impact of the disease may not be as severe as it was earlier, the health officials have appealed to the people to follow the covid-19 norms and wear face covers.

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