Indore: A doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week, has succumbed to the illness in Indore.

According to a tweet by ANI, the doctor succumbed to the disease in Indore, taking the death toll in the city to 22.

Dr Shatrughan Panjwani, 55, a general physician, had tested positive for COVID-19 four days ago in Indore. This is the first case in India where a doctor died of the virus.

According to details by PRO, MGM Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the total number of positive cases in Indore now stands at 213. As of Wednesday, the number of COVID-19 infected patients in the state jumped to 385.

Madhya Pradesh saw the biggest jump in coronavirus cases on April 8 after the state recorded 72 fresh cases of sending the total spiralling to 385 on Wednesday. According to details by the state health department, of these, 40 new cases were reported from Indore district, which now has a total of 213, say health department sources.