BANDA: Fifty-four inmates of the district jail here have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Sunday.
Banda's Chief Medical Officer Dr ND Sharma said so far, 500 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the jail.
"In Banda district jail, 54 inmates were found COVID-19 positive. This was confirmed in the test report on Saturday," he said.
On Saturday, 41 new COVID-19 cases were reported from the district.
There are 436 active COVID-19 cases in Banda, and so far, 10 people have succumbed to the disease in the district, the officials added.