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Covid-19 cases cross 300-mark for 2nd consecutive day in Jamshedpur

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362 new infections, 4 deaths reported in city

Jamshedpur, April 11: Jamshedpur added 362 fresh infections, 4 deaths on Sunday, April 11, setting another grim one-day record as the city’s Covid tally reached 20829 cases. 4 deaths on Sunday pushed the total death count to 390.

Sunday’s infection tally is the highest ever single-day spike in novel coronavirus cases in Jamshedpur. For second consecutive day the positive cases crossed 300 mark in city. Earlier on April 10, city reported 303 infections.  

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.

According to East Singhbhum district health department, Jamshedpur reported 362 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike in the city since the beginning of the outbreak. Total samples tested were 8315 in the last 24 hours.

The death toll in Jamshedpur now stands at 390 with 4 new fatalities on Sunday, April 11.  

Of the 362 new cases, 351 are from Jamshedpur urban area, 3 from Ghatsila, 5 from Musabani, and one each from Baharagora, Patamda and Potka.   

There are 1578 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur. The infection tally in the Steel City has gone up to 20829 and a total of 390 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far.

As many 18861 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 131 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 8000 COVID-19 tests, including 1245 RT-PCR, 6794 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.

The surge has led to an increase in hospitalisation.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 245415 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 92.15% while the mortality rate is 1.87 %.

So far in Jamshedpur 673820 samples have been collected out of which 653295 have been tested and 632466 have turned out to be negative.

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