With 12,591 COVID patients, Indore has the second-highest count of active cases in Madhya Pradesh.
Harshly affected by the second wave of the COVID pandemic, Indore is witnessing soaring infection tallies and an increasing number of deaths every day. On Monday, 1,841 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the city and the fatality count ticked up by 7, crossing the 1.1k mark. As per records, the cumulative count of COVID-affected individuals stands at a staggering 1,03,592, the highest amongst all districts of Madhya Pradesh.
New detections exceed the recovery count on Monday!
While some hard-hit Indian cities are observing a larger count of recoveries compared to new infections daily, the trend has been unstable for Indore. On Monday, 1,727 recoveries were recorded which is less than the fresh cases diagnosed on the same day. Since the start of the pandemic, Indore recorded a controlled case count with daily figures below the 1K-mark till April 12 this year. Marking an unprecedented spike, the cases surged over the 1.5k mark on April 13 and the graph has moved in the alarming zone for two weeks now.
While a total of 960 fatalities were witnessed till March 2021, since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, around 146 individuals have succumbed to the dreadful virus in the month of April alone. This stands directly correlated to the escalating count of active cases, which has hovered over the 10K-mark for a long time now.
Awareness & Cooperation, the need of the hour!
Besides the administrative measures taken to curtail the spread of the pandemic, awareness and cooperation amongst the citizens are keys for levelling an efficient battle against the pandemic. Given the current state of affairs, it is essential to use masks, gloves, sanitisers and face shields and all guidelines and protocols laid by the authorities must be strictly followed.