Bhopal, April 12 (IANS) With 62 new corona positive cases in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday the total number of cases went up to 532, however, no deaths were reported, state health directorate said.
However, according to Saturday's report three men aged 72, 66 and 52 died due to coronavirus in Indore on Wednesday and Friday. The toll has topped 40 in the state with Indore accounting for 30 of them. Five persons have died in Ujjain, two in Khargone, one each in Bhopal, Chhindwara and Dewas.
Twelve new cases including that of an IAS officer (47) and his son (18) were reported in Bhopal, which took the tally of COVID-19 patients in the state capital to 131. Indore has the highest, 281 cases in the state with 32 reported on Saturday.
Mandsaur and Ratlam districts reported one case each for the first time on Saturday. With this, the virus spread to 22 out of 52 districts.
Apart from Indore and Bhopal, 16 cases have been reported in Ujjain while 14 each in Morena, Khargone and Barwani. 13 cases have come up in Vidisha, 10 in Hoshangabad, nine in Jabalpur, six each in Gwalior and Khandwa, four in Dewas, two each in Chhindwara, Sheopur and Shivpuri and one each in Betul, Shajapur, Raisen, Dhar, Sagar, Mandsaur and Ratlam. One patient is from Uttar Pradesh.
So far, 38 persons have been cured and returned home, the officials said.
Among 454 active cases, the condition of 440 patients was stable, while 14 were said to be in a serious condition.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said 102 doctors from different parts of the state were rushed to Indore to contain the virus outbreak there.