Jamshedpur,May 6: The mortality rate in the city is on a steady rise especially through the month of April and beginning of May. While the cases have been going up steadily since March, a proportionate spike in deaths has taken place in the month of April and May.
As COVID-19 progresses into the second week of May, what is striking is the mortality rate has been on a steady rise through April. While the cases have been going up steadily since March, a proportionate spike in deaths has taken place in the month of April. On an average 25 deaths are being reported every day.
City reported 27 deaths in the last 24 hours while 863 people recovered from the virus. District’s positive cases tally has mounted to 38824. According to the data provided by the East Singhbhum district health department, 27 fatalities were due to the Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours. The death toll has climbed to 745. The total active cases are 6651.
The city witnessed its first COVID death when a 71-year-old man who was a resident of Sonari died at the Tata Main Hospital on July 4, 2020.
East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 292950 tests per million in the district.The administration has reiterated orders for everyone to wear a mask (either three-layered or made of cloth) if they are outside their homes. And those violating this rule are being booked by police.
“Reasons for spurt in deaths is due to existing ailments of patients. Any death, from a stroke, a heart attack, bronchopneumonia, everything is getting included as COVID-19,” said an official.
He noted that the problem is happening because of some other serious disease, those who have it are a little weak. Because of that weakness, COVID-19 infects them and kills them.
DC Suraj Kumar asked people to cooperate with the administration in observing lockdown and the other guidelines, he said, it was because of the support of the people that Jamshedpur till date has been able to successfully fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking in reference to it the DC expressed concerns about violations of social distancing guidelines and closure orders. He appealed to the general public to observe the lockdown in letter and spirit warning of strict punishments for violations under the law.