Two top health officials in Madhya Pradesh were among the 25 new patients tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, taking the total number of infected people in the state to 179, officials said.
The test reports of the two senior individuals - involved in state's policy-making on dealing with the pandemic - came two days after another top official was tested positive for the virus on Thursday.
A total of ten areas near the homes of these officials in Bhopal have been declared as containment zones, a government press release said.
As per a health bulletin, the maximum number of 128 COVID-19 cases were reported from Indore, followed by Bhopal (15), Morena (12), Jabalpur (8), Ujjain (7), Khargone (3), Chhindwara (2), Shivpuri and Gwalior 2 each, taking the total number of affected persons in the state to 179.
While 164 of them are stable, one person is in serious condition.
The state also reported its sixth coronavirus death on Saturday. A 36-year-old man, a government official, died due to the complications arising from the virus infection in Chhindwara district.