New cases fall below 12k in state, positivity rate dips to 18 pc


1,753 positives found in Indore, 1,576 in Bhopal; 84 succumb across MP

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal,
In Madhya Pradesh, 11 thousand 708 new patients of Corona have been found in 24 hours. However, it is a matter of relief that for the first time in 20 days, the number of infected people has come down to less than 12000. Earlier, on April 16, 11,269 cases were found. At the same time, the figure of those recovering has come down. For the first time in 10 days, the number of people who have recovered has been less than the new cases. On May 7, 84 patients have also died in the state. The death toll in the state has gone up to 6,244.

The positivity rate of Madhya Pradesh has come down to 18%. According to the latest report of the Health Department, 1,753 positives were found in Indore, 1,576 in Bhopal, 910 in Gwalior and 795 in Gwalior. During this period, maximum 8 deaths were recorded in Gwalior, while 6–6 in Indore and Jabalpur and 5 patients in Bhopal died of corona.

The number of total positive cases in the state has reached close to 6 lakh 50 thousand, while more than 5 lakh 47 thousand have recovered. In 24 hours, 4,815 patients beat Corona. 79% of them were in home isolation. That is, they were undergoing treatment at home, while 5% were in Covid Care Centre. The remaining 16% were admitted to hospitals.

There have been 95 thousand 423 active cases in the state. Of this, 63 thousand 871 are in home isolation. The state's recovery rate has gone up to 84%. Whereas the day before i.e. on May 5, it was 85%. However, on 30 April, the recovery rate was 83%. That is, there has been a growth of only 1% in a week. 

Focus also on villages

As the positive cases are also increasing in the villages, the government is also focusing on rural areas. The  Kill-Corona Campaign-2 is being conducted from village to village and house to house in all rural areas of the state for special fever screening. The survey teams are reaching out and identifying potential patients on priority especially in areas where the rate of infection is high.

As many as 15 thousand 308 survey teams have been formed for the Kill-Corona Campaign-2 started from April 24 last. The survey of more than 2 crore 29 lakh 51 thousand 135 people has been completed by the survey teams so far. During the survey, samples of more than 84 thousand 148 potential patients have been taken. The campaign will run until 9 May.

Besides, the number of Corona Volunteers across the state has now exceeded 1 lakh 8 thousand 375. All the volunteers are working with the government and making significant contribution in public awareness works under Covid control. As many as 1616 volunteers have been registered in Alirajpur district. Volunteers have presented an all-purpose ambulance vehicle to the city people in the district's development block Jobat. Recently, 7 cylinders of oxygen could be transported by ambulance to Jobat.