Madhya Pradesh: In a major respite, positivity rate goes down in Dhar district

FP News Service | Updated on: Friday, May 14, 2021, 08:22 PM IST

Last one week positivity percentage in Dhar district | FPNS
Last one week positivity percentage in Dhar district | FPNS

DHAR: After nearly two months, last one week has brought much needed breather for Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh as corona positivity dropped from 17.5 per cent on May 6 to 13.3 per cent on May 12. This not only help to reduce case load on the hospitals and the Covid Care Centres, but respite for the people of Dhar.

Corona Numbers in Dhar district

Corona Numbers in Dhar district | FPNS

With total 11,409 positive cases, Dhar district stands at 11 position in the state in terms of number of positive cases and third in Indore division after divisional headquarter Indore (1,33,284) and Khargone (12,729).

Recoveries in last seven days

Recoveries in last seven days | FPNS

Not only downfall in positive rate but increase in number of recoveries is also good sign for the district as 635 people got discharged from different hospitals and Covid Care Centres in last one week with highest 191 on May 12 and 138 on May 10.

When contacted district collector Alok Kumar Singh who looked relieved thanks to last week’s development in the district said the situation in the district improving day-by-day on every front.

“We have enough medicine and oxygen stock with good availability of good number of ambulances. Situation in district is under control and there is no shortage of funds. Entire district administration, health workers visiting every nuke and corner in the district and assessing the situation,” collector Singh added.

When contact chief medical and health officer Jitendra Chouhan admitted that district witnessed reduced in number of positive cases in the past few days. He said that district is getting around 500 oxygen cylinder and now oxygen requirement for treatment reduced to 80 cylinders per day as the number of serious cases reduced in the district,” Chouhdary said.

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Published on: Friday, May 14, 2021, 08:23 PM IST