MP logs 10,166 new COVID-19 cases, biggest spike so far

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Bhopal, Apr 15 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh recorded 10,166 fresh coronavirus cases on Thursday, its biggest one-day spike since the pandemic began, which pushed the state's infection count to 3,73,518, officials said.

The fatality count rose to 4,365 as 53 patients died due to the infection in the last 24 hours, which is also the highest one-day toll for the state.

In this month so far, the state has recorded 78,007 new cases and 379 fatalities.

A total of 3,970 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, which took the recovery count in Madhya Pradesh to 3,13,459, the department said.

With 1,693 new cases, Indore's caseload went up to 84,290, while that of Bhopal rose to 63,541 with the addition of 1,637 cases.

Indore reported six deaths, taking the toll in the district to 1,023, while this number of in Bhopal rose to 666 with eight more fatalities, the officials said.

There are 10,351 active cases in Indore at present and 7,314 in Bhopal.

The number of active cases in the state has gone up to 55,694.

As 47,820 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh has crossed 69.20 lakh.

The coronavirus figures in MP are as follows: Total cases 3,73,518, new cases 10,166, death toll 4,365, recovered 3,13,459, active cases 55,694, number of tests so far 69,20,606. PTI LAL NP