A recent statistical study done by IIM Indore stated that the novel coronavirus pandemic might reach its peak in Madhya Pradesh in May and at least 27,000 more beds will be needed to cater to coronavirus patients at the time.
The study also indicates that the state government should use the lockdown period to scale up health facilities, especially testing and should promote social distancing and cleanliness.
The study also showed that the galloping pace with which the virus was spreading, around 2,500 people were likely to get infected by the end of this month and over 50,000 by May end in the state.
However, if necessary steps are put in place to stem the outbreak, the number of victims can decline to 650 by April end and 3,000 by May end.
Meanwhile, with 110 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indore, the count has shot up to 1,090 in Madhya Pradesh.
Of 55 patients who have succumbed to the infection in the state, 39 deaths were reported in Indore alone.