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BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has been witnessing a rise in the Covid-19 caseload over the past few days. The state on Sunday reported   299 coronavirus positive cases, taking its tally to 2,59,427, while four deaths pushed the toll to 3,854. The state coronavirus positivity rate has climbed to 2 per cent.

The authorities at the health department said that they have enhanced the surveillance and monitoring on corona cases.The active caseload in the state stands at 2051, while so far 2,53,522 people have been cured of the infection. On the day, 14,834 samples were received for the testing of which 37 were rejected.

With 135 new cases, Indore's Covid-19 tally climbed to 58,756 and the toll was 931. Bhopal tally rose to 43,617 with the addition of 55 new cases. The capital has so far reported 618 deaths. Bhopal has 500 active cases while Indore has 612.

No new cases in 17 districts

No fresh Covid-19 case was reported form 17 of the 52 districts in the state on the day, these include Dhar, Hoshangabad, Morena, Dewas, Mandsaur, Raisen, Harda, Datia, Shajapur,Bhind, Tikamgarh, Alirajpur, Mandla, Ashok Nagar, Panna, Niwari, and Agar-Malwa.

Thirteen districts like Dindori, Umaria, Seoni, Guna, Singrauli, Anuppur, Katni, Khandwa, Damoh, Shahdol, Shivpuri, Ujjain and Gwalior reported only one case each.

No active cases in 4 districts

Niwari, Mandla, Bhind, Chhattarpur, and Morena do not have any active case, while Dewas has only one active case. Burhanpur, which was once a role model for others as it had the least active case, has as many as 10 active cases as on date. Dindori has 14 active cases while Sheopur has 20 active cases.

Agar-Malwa has 4 while Alirajpur, Shivpuri, Tikamgarh, Panna, Ashok Ngar have 3 active cases each. Guna has just two active cases. Shajapur and Seoni have six active cases each.

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