MP’s first death of COVID — 65-year-old woman

A 65-year-old woman became the first victim of coronavirus who lost her life on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh. She hailed from Ujjain. Coronavirus cases started reporting late from Madhya Pradesh, though of late there has been a sudden spurt in the number of positive cases. With four positive cases being reported from Indore and one from Ujjain, the number of Covid-19 cases has risen 15. Bhopal also reported a positive case on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a journalist, who had attended former Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s press conference last Friday has been tested positive. He contracted the infection from his daughter who returned from England recently.

Chief medical Sudhir Kumar Dehria said everyone who came in contact with the journalist is required to remain in home isolation for 14 days. The press conference was attended by many newspersons.

Samples of 10 persons who met the girl were sent for examination. Nine were reported negative, including her mother, brother and others at her place. Only her father tested positive and has been admitted to AIIMS Bhopal. Dehria, however, said there was no cause to panic.

The cases in Indore and Ujjain were confirmed at 4 am on Wednesday. All of them were admitted to three different hospitals in Indore. Three of the patients belong to one family who had visited Rishikesh a week ago. The contact history of the others is being traced.

Indore collector Lokesh Kumar Jatav has imposed curfew in the town. Jatav said the Indore municipal corporation will take more measures to take quick control over the situation.

On Tuesday, two men had tested positive for coronavirus in Gwalior and Shivpuri districts, an official said. Earlier, six Covid-19 cases were reported from Jabalpur, while a woman was found positive for the viral infection in Bhopal on Sunday.