Jamshedpur: The city has turned into a Corona hotspot with average 600 positive cases reported every day. On Monday 604 positive cases were reported. For the first time during the second COVID-19 wave in Jamshedpur, record cases are being reported. District’s positive cases tally has mounted to more than 30463. Meanwhile, a total of 14 fatalities were reported due to the Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours, the death toll has climbed to 553. The number of active cases is 6749.
East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 276747 test per million in the district.The Kadma locality of Steel City has turned out to be a Covid hotspot with the district health department detecting over 80 positive cases during the last two days. With the surge in cases as many as eight containment zones were declared in residential areas close to Kadma market. The administration has also sealed Refugee Colony after over 100 positive cases were reported. The health team is conducting tests for all the residents.
With the city under the grip of the second wave of COVID-19 infections since last month, leading health department has observed that vaccination is a more effective way to beat it pandemic. On Monday, 1422 people received the first dose while 876 received the second dose. So far 206373 people have been vaccinated with first dose and 35250 with the second dose.
“Despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases, people are still not following the rules. Strict enforcement of the triad of precautionary measures — use of masks and sanitisers and following social distancing — in public spaces has become a priority,” said Krishna Kumar, city manager, JNAC.
However, now deaths have started taking place of the persons hailing from very densely-populated localities of the city whereas asymptomatic COVID patients are present in an overwhelming number in the steel city.
The district health department functionaries who are combating the Covid-19 are puzzled to know about the presence of Coronavirus in an unexpected quarter. Health officials said testing would be ramped up, particularly among symptomatic people, irrespective of whether or not they had a travel history.