People throw Covid norms to the wind at New Market in Bhopal on Tuesday.
People throw Covid norms to the wind at New Market in Bhopal on Tuesday.

Thirty districts out of 52 reported single-day Covid-19 count under 10 on Tuesday, bringing the positivity rate to 3.8 % in the state. However, major cities are still ‘very very susceptible’ to the virus and the situation may escalate unexpectedly. Thirteen corona-related fatalities in last 24 hours took the toll to 3425.

The numbers of cases are though descending, but all precautions need to be taken as an overwhelming proportion of the population is still very susceptible to the infection, said health experts.

With 1073 new patients, the coronavirus caseload climbed to 2,25,709 on the day. As many as 12,516 people are undergoing treatment, while 2,09,768 people have been cured of the infection. On the day,1347 people were discharged from the hospital. On the day, 27551 samples were sent for testing, of which 3.8 percent were found to be corona positive. In all 164 samples were rejected.

With 419 new cases in Indore, the tally has climbed to 49,518 and toll stands at 818. The caseload in Bhopal is 36,295 and toll 545. Similarly, Gwalior and Jabalpur reported 43 and 34 corona positives respectively on Tuesday.

Khargone reported 22 corona positives, Ratlam 20, Dhar 18, Jhabua 17; Sagar and Dewas reported 15 positive cases each. Rewa reported 16 corona positives while Satna and Neemuch reported 14 corona positive each. Raisen, Barwani, Hoshangabad reported 12 cases each. Balaghat reported 13 positive cases on the day.

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