But between January 1 and January 26— only 4.7% growth in the count of Covid-19 cases has been reported and it has grown by only 11,514 to 2,54,085.
However, though the average growth has been below 5%, there are several districts where the growth rate has been higher.
In 17 districts, the growth rate in Covid-19 cases has been more than 5 per cent.
The tribal Betul district has registered the highest jump, where a growth of 10% has been reported in the number of cases.
Betul is followed by state capital Bhopal, where more than 7% growth in Covid-19 cases has been reported.
However, when it comes to districts which have shown much improvement, it is Morena district where less than 1 per cent growth has been reported, followed by Mandla district where 1.9% growth in the count of Covid-19 cases has been reported in the month of January so far. This is percentage-wise growth, but when it comes to absolute numbers, Burhanpur district has reported the lowest number of cases — only 20 — in the 26 days of January.
Sources said that districts with higher percentage of growth in Covid-19 cases should be monitored to ensure that the spread of the disease is contained further.