City records highest single-day rise of 718 cases
Jamshedpur, April 21: In a new peak, Jamshedpur on Wednesday recorded 718 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 11 deaths.
The second wave of Corona virus has wreaked havoc across the country. Jamshedpur has also been the worst hit due to the pandemic.
According to reports, 109 year-old man from Mango was among the fatalities on Wednesday.
The positivity rate rose to 3.70 per cent in Jamshedpur.
The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 26448 and the death count is now 478, according to the latest health bulletin.
The new cases came out of the 8116 tests conducted on Wednesday.
The best efforts of the state government and district administration will not pay dividends until and unless people themselves realize that the second wave is already knocking down human wickets and it is high time to take a defensive stance to avoid further blows.
Of the 718 new cases, 677 are from Jamshedpur urban area along with 20 from Ghatsila, 9 from Musabani, 5 each from Chakulia and Dumaria, 1 each from Dhalbhumgarh and Patamda.
There are 5189 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur. The infection tally in the Steel City has gone up to 26448 and a total of 488 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far.
As many 20781 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 263 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 8000 COVID-19 tests, including 4874 RT-PCR, 2766 RAT were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city. The hotspot areas of the Steel City Mango, Kadma, Sonari, Bistupur and Sakchi continue to witness a virulent spread of COVID.
The district administration said it would go for aggressive containment and stricter enforcement of health protocols such as wearing masks and keeping social distance.
East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 268787 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 80.77 % while the mortality rate is 1.81%.
So far in Jamshedpur 725736 samples have been collected out of which 715511 have been tested and 689063 have turned out to be negative.