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At 17, Jamshedpur records highest Covid deaths in a day

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676 infections push active cases to 3855

Jamshedpur, April 18: For the first time during the second COVID-19 wave in Jamshedpur, daily deaths touched an all-time high on Sunday. City reported 17 deaths for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Jamshedpur recorded 676 fresh cases on Sunday.

With the fresh cases, Steel City’s positive cases tally has mounted to 3855, according to the data provided by the East Singhbhum district health department on Sunday evening.

With 17 fatalities due to the Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours, the death toll has climbed to 447.

The positivity rate rose to 3.49 per cent in Jamshedpur.

The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 24399 and the death count is now 447, according to the latest health bulletin.

The new cases came out of the 6293 tests conducted on Sunday.

Of the 676 new cases, 647 are from Jamshedpur urban area, 25 from Ghatsila, 2 from Musabani and one each from Baharagora and Dumaria.

There are 3855 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur.

As many as 20097 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 182 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 6000 COVID-19 tests, including 861 RT-PCR and 2381 RAT were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 262484 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 84.72 % while the mortality rate is 1.83%.

So far in Jamshedpur 711825 samples have been collected out of which 698733 have been tested and 674334 have turned out to be negative.

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