Ranchi, May 9: Two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Jharkhand on Saturday, May 9 taking the state tally to 156. Both the positive cases have been reported from Dhanbad. The mother-son duo is resident of Jamadoba Punjabi area of Jharia and had returned from Mumbai after undergoing treatment. Both have been admitted to Central Hospital, BCCL, said Dhanbad DC Amit Kumar. Saturday also came as a relief for the health department as 23 patients defeated Coronavirus and were discharged from RIMS Hospital in Ranchi. Their family members expressed happiness over the negative Corona report. The district administration congratulated the patinets who recovered from the deadly disease.
Earlier on late Friday evening, twenty-two migrant workers who returned to Jharkhand have tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the highest single-day tally of Covid-19 cases in the eastern state. According to a bulletin issued by the state�s health department, 20 cases were reported in Garhwa and two in Koderma districts on Friday evening.
The 20 who tested positive for the Sars-CoV-2 virus in Garwha had returned from Surat in Gujarat and have been quarantined in an under-construction prison. The new cases took 27 the number of migrant workers who have been detected with Covid-19 after returning to Jharkhand. On Thursday, five had tested positive in Palamu district.
DC informed, “This is the very first time that 23 patients have been reported Coronavirus negative and have been discharged which is very good news when the whole world is under COVID-19 pandemic”.
Out of the total 156 positive cases so far, 93 are from Ranchi, 23 from Garhwa, 10 from Bokaro, 8 from Palamau, four each from Deoghar and Dhanbad, three from Hazaribagh, , two each from Giridih, Jamtara, Simdega, Koderma and Dumka. One person from Godda has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Jharkhand has reported three deaths due to coronavirus so far. The first case of the pandemic was reported from Hindpiri on March 31, when a 22-year-old Malaysian woman, who had been to Delhi�s Tablighi Jamaat congregation, tested positive. She has since been discharged after being recorded from the dreaded disease.
Ranchi has been designated as �Red Zone� while nine other districts of Jharkhand are in the �Orange Zone� of novel coronavirus. The rest 14 districts are in the Green Zone.
The Centre has classified districts with high load of coronavirus cases or which have a high growth rate of the disease in the red zones, while those with considerably fewer cases of the respiratory infection fall in orange zones. Districts with no coronavirus cases are categorised as green zones.
Capital Ranchi which accounts for 93 out of a total of 156 Covid cases in Jharkhand is the only district to fall under red zone in the state.
The Hindpiri locality in Ranchi is worst affected by the virus. This hotspot area is being manned by the CRPF personnel.