With as many as 200 new Covid-19 positive cases detected in the past 24 hours Madhya Pradesh’s coronavirus tally rose to 10,049 while the number of deaths registered so far is 427, as per the state health department’s bulletin released on Wednesday night.
With the state crossing the 10,000-mark of Covid-19 positive cases it became the 7th state in the country to have 10,000 and more such cases, as per the union ministry of health and family welfare’s data.
The other states include Maharashtra with 90,787 cases, Tamil Nadu with 34,914 cases, Delhi with 31,309, Gujarat with 21,214, Uttar Pradesh with 11,335 and Rajasthan with 11,245 cases, as per the ministry’s data.
Though Madhya Pradesh is the 7th state on the chart as far as the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases are concerned, its death rate is the second worst in the country at 4.24% that is only next to Gujarat which has 6.24% death rate.
The death rates of other states with 10,000 and more cases are 0.88% in Tamil Nadu, 2.27% in Rajasthan, 2.66% in Uttar Pradesh, 2.89% in Delhi and 3.62% in Maharashtra, as per the ministry’s data.
The national death rate among Covid-19 patients is 2.80%. Thus, in Madhya Pradesh the death rate is about 1.5 times more than the national death rate.
As far as the geographical spread of coronavirus in the state is concerned only Niwari in Bundelkhand region which happens to be the latest district created in the state, out of the total 52 districts does not have any Covid-19 patient at present.