Indore, May 15 (PTI) With 61 new cases in the last 24
hours, the COVID-19 count in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district
rose to 2,299, while two more patients succumbed to the
infection, a health official said on Friday.
Indore, one of the districts worst-affected by
coronavirus in the country, recorded 61 fresh cases and two
deaths since Thursday, chief medical and health officer (CMHO)
Praveen Jadia said.
Two men, one aged 75 and the other 55 - who were
being treated at different hospitals in the district -
succumbed to the infection on Thursday, he said.
Both patients suffered from high blood pressure and
other chronic ailments, the official added.
The latest deaths had taken the toll in the region to
98, Jadia said.
As of Friday morning, the mortality rate among COVID-
19 patients in the district stood at 4.26 per cent.
At least 1,103 patients in the district had recovered
from the infection so far, another official said.
The first four cases of COVID-19 were reported in
Indore on March 24, following which a curfew was imposed in
the city the next day. PTI HWP ADU MAS ARU