Bhopal, June 4 : With ceaseless decline in the number of novel coronavirus cases, Madhya Pradesh has dropped from sixth to seventh position on the country’s ‘red list’ and approximately 2 per cent of newly-infected patients were found in this state whereas earlier it was up to 8 per cent of the pan-India figure.
“There are 174 fresh positives in Madhya Pradesh while the country statistic is 9,304. Our recovery rate is 64.3 per cent as compared to the national average of 47.9,” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was officially quoted as saying on Thursday while reviewing the situation through videoconferencing at Mantralaya. Health Minister Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Vivek Johri, Additional CS (Health) Mohammed Suleman and Principal Secy Sanjay Kumar Shukla were among those present. During appraisal of Burhanpur, it was informed that out of a total 255 cases in the district, 194 were discharged and the number of active ones stands at 45.
The Collector reported that the situation is seamlessly improving. The Chief Minister lauded the Indian Administrative Service officer, the Police Superintendent and other functionaries. While assessing Sheopur, he directed that special attention be paid to contact tracing. In the words of Addl CS Suleman, the Sarthak app is highly useful for this purpose. (UNI)