COVID-19 patient dies in Indore; city toll rises to 33

The 42-year-old man died of coronavirus on Sunday evening while undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

Published: 13th April 2020 03:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2020 03:36 PM   |  A+A-


For representational images. (Photo| PTI)


INDORE: A 42-year old man succumbed to coronavirus in Indore, taking the toll in the Madhya Pradesh city to 33, an official said on Monday.

Indore, the state's industrial hub, has been one of the worst affected by coronavirus in the country.

The 42-year-old man died of coronavirus on Sunday evening while undergoing treatment at a private hospital, Chief Medical and Health Officer Praveen Jadia told reporters.

Besides, 22 new COVID-19 cases were found in the city on Monday, taking the total number of such cases here to 328.

So far, 33 people, or about 10 per cent of the total patients, have died of the viral disease in Indore.

Since last some days, the COVID-19 death rate in the city has been higher than that at the national level.

Till now, 35 people from the city have been discharged after recovery.

Jadia said samples of 1,142 people from Indore have been sent to Delhi for coronavirus testing.

"We estimate that many of these people could be infected with coranavirus because most of them are relatives of other COVID-19 patients," he said.

Two more hospitals in Indore have been identified to treat coronavirus patients in view of the increasing number of cases in the city, the official said.

After detection of coronavirus cases, intensive survey has been done in the sealed local areas during last several days and so far about 16,000 people have been screened.

Curfew was imposed in urban limits on March 25 after the first few cases were found in the city.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp