Jamshedpur, April 22: In a new peak, Jamshedpur on Thursday recorded 729 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 14 deaths.
The second wave of Corona virus has wreaked havoc across the country. Jamshedpur has also been the worst hit due to the pandemic.
The positivity rate rose to 3.77 per cent in Jamshedpur.
The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 27177 and the death count is now 492, according to the latest health bulletin.
The new cases came out of the 4769 tests conducted on Thursday.
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 729 new cases, 697 are from Jamshedpur urban area along with 20 from Musabani, 11 from Ghatsila and 1 from Potka.
There are 5543 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur. The infection tally in the Steel City has gone up to 27177 and a total of 492 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far.
As many 21142 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 361 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 4500 COVID-19 tests, including 1898 RT-PCR, 2627 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 270579 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 79.94 % while the mortality rate is 1.81%.
So far in Jamshedpur 731003 samples have been collected out of which 720280 have been tested and 693103 have turned out to be negative.