Despite restrictions, people still throw Covid norms to the wind in New Market on Saturday.
Despite restrictions, people still throw Covid norms to the wind in New Market on Saturday.

Bhopal: Despite over all relief on corona front, many districts have witnessed a rise in corona positive cases much to the chagrin of the health department as well as district administration concerned. The state’s corona positive rate stood at 4.3 per cent with 29,307 samples sent for testing and 136 of them being rejected. Though there was a nominal increase in corona positive rate, it stayed below the danger mark of 5%. The positivity rate has remained below 5% in the state in last fortnight.

Madhya Pradesh reported 1,282 corona cases taking its tally to 2,22,397 and toll to 3,391 on Saturday. Total 12,947 are active cases while 2,06,059 have been cured including 1,418 in a single day.

Burhanpur, Dindori, Bhind and Chhindwara did not report any positive case, while Seoni, Datia and Morena reported only two positive cases each. Twenty nine districts reported less than 10 cases.

Indore reported 431 positive cases taking its tally to 48,270 and toll to 807 while Bhopal reported 293 positive cases and its tally to 35,688 and toll to 540. Similarly, Gwalior and Jabalpur reported 42 and 59 positive cases respectively.

Other districts also reported rise in corona cases. Ratlam reported 35 and Rewa 26 corona cases. Sidhi and Ujjain reported 22 corona cases each. Sagar and Khargone reported 25 corona cases each.

Balaghat reported 18 corona cases while Dewas and Barwani reported 17 corona positives each. Dhar reported 15 corona positives. Sehore and Mandla reported 14 corona positives each.

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