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MP: Cop, woman die of COVID-19 in Indore; district toll 49

Indore: A 41-year-old police inspector and a 70-year-old woman succumbed to coronavirus in Indore city, taking the death toll in the Madhya Pradesh district to 49, officials said on Sunday.

This is the first case of a police officer dying of COVID-19 in the state, they said.

"The police officer died at a private hospital late Saturday night. He was struggling with the disease since hospitalisation about 20 days back," Superintendent of Police Maheshchandra Jain told PTI.

Doctors tried their best, but could not save him, Jain said, adding that the victim is survived by wife and two daughters.

The Indore police department mourned the death of the officer, while many residents took to social media to pay tributes to him and hailed him as the "COVID-19 warrior".

Besides, a 70-year-old woman also died of coronavirus in another private hospital on Friday, Chief Medical and Health Officer Praveen Jadia said.

The district, one of the worst affected by coronavirus in the country, has so far reported 890 COVID-19 cases, according to official figures.

According to an analysis, the death rate due to coronavirus in Indore is 5.5 per cent, much higher than that at the national level since the last several days.

The district administration has imposed curfew in the urban limits since March 25 after the coronavirus cases first came to light.

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