A coronavirus patient and a person under observation who allegedly escaped from the hospital in Indore on Saturday night were brought back on Sunday, said a health official.
The patient and the other person escaped from the government hospital in Indore on Saturday night on the pretext of taking a walk.
As per the media reports, both of them were found at their relatives’ homes early on Sunday and brought back to the hospital with the help of police, said Indore’s chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr Praveen Jadiya.
For those unaware, the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Madhya Pradesh went up to 39 on Sunday from 34 a day earlier.
In Indore’s neighbouring district Ujjain, a teenager became the fourth member from his family to test positive for the coronavirus disease on Sunday. An elderly member in the family died in an Indore hospital some time ago.
Out of the 39 positive cases reported from the state, 21 are from Indore alone. Thus, the district accounts for about 54% of the total positive cases of coronavirus as on Sunday.