Ujjain/Indore/Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh registered its first death due to coronavirus when a 65-year-old woman from the major pilgrim town Ujjain died on Wednesday afternoon.
There has been a sudden spurt in the number of positive cases in the state with the virus striking India’s cleanest city, Indore, on Wednesday. With four positive cases being reported from Indore and one from Ujjain, the number of Covid-19 cases has risen 15. State capital Bhopal also reported a positive case on Wednesday.
In a freak chain of events, a journalist, who had attended former Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s press conference last Friday and had received his daughter returning from England earlier in the week, tested positive on Wednesday. His daughter was reported positive on Saturday.
Chief medical and health officer Sudhir Kumar Dehria said that everyone who contacted the journalist is required to remain in home isolation for 14 days. (IANS)