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Madhya Pradesh: 10 districts report zero corona-positive cases

11:08 PM Jan 15, 2021 | Staff Reporter

BHOPAL: Ten districts in Madhya Pradesh reported no corona-positive cases, while eight districts reported only one corona-positive case each on Friday. The corona-positive rate is 1.8 per cent, which shows that the number of corona cases has consistently declined in the state.

Ten districts — Agar-Malwa, Niwari, Dindori, Mandla, Alirajpur, Damoh, Morena, Shivpuri, Katni and Bhind — reported no corona cases on Friday. Eight districts — Balaghat, Shahdol, Narsingpur, Chhatarpur, Anuppur, Seoni, Sheopur and Panna — recorded only one case each. Niwari, Mandla and Bhind have below 10 active cases. Niwari has three, while Mandla has six and Bhind has nine active cases.

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Madhya Pradesh reported 429 corona-positive cases, pushing the tally up to 250,858 and toll to 3,746 with six new deaths on Friday. A total of 6,957 are active cases, while 240,155 patients have been cured so far, with 574 being cured in a single day. A total of 23,363 samples were sent for the testing at the state level and 352 samples were rejected at the time of testing.

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Major cities, such as Indore, reported 82 corona-positive cases, taking its tally to 56,926 cases and toll to 916, while Bhopal reported 94 corona-positive cases, taking its tally to 41,393 and toll to 595. Similarly, Gwalior and Jabalpur reported nine and 21 corona-positive cases, respectively. Besides, Khargone reported 18 corona-positive cases, while Ratlam reported 16 cases and Chhindwara reported 15 corona-positive cases. Umaria reported 11 positive cases, while Harda and Betul reported 10 positive cases each.

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