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Madhya Pradesh reports first coronavirus death; 606 positive cases in India now

Madhya Pradesh reported its first coronavirus death on Wednesday as a 65-year-old Ujjain-based woman passed away.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 26, 2020 8:14 IST
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Madhya Pradesh reported its first coronavirus death on Wednesday as a 65-year-old Ujjain-based woman passed away. The woman was undergoing treatment at Indore's government-run MY Hospital where she succumbed to the viral infection, COVID-19. 

She was admitted to the hospital after getting initial treatment at Ujjain, her hometown.

Earlier today, a journalist who attended former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's press conference on March 20 was found positive for COVID-19. All the journalists and officials along with Kamal Nath who were present at the presser have quarantined themselves to minimise the risk of spreading the virus further. 

So far, Madhya Pradesh has a total of 14 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 

The nationwide toll, meanwhile, rose to 606, as per the latest figures from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Among 606 persons, there were 543 active cases with 10 deaths reported, as of Wednesday evening.

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