Jamshedpur, April 20: The second wave of Corona virus has wreaked havoc across the country. Jamshedpur has been the worst hit due to the pandemic. According to the latest report of the East Singhbhum health department, 692 new corona cases have come on Tuesday, April 20 and 10 people have lost their lives.
The positivity rate rose to 3.64 per cent in Jamshedpur.
The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 25730 and the death count is now 467, according to the latest health bulletin.
The new cases came out of the 4008 tests conducted on Tuesday.
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 692 new cases, 605 are from Jamshedpur urban area including 92 from Kadma, 81 from Telco, 49 from Sakchi along with 43 from Ghatsila, 12 from Chakulia, 5 from Dhalbhumgarh, 4 from Patamda, 2 from Dumaria and 1 from Baharagora.
There are 4745 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur. The infection tally in the Steel City has gone up to 25730 and a total of 467 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far.
As many 20518 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 243 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 4000 COVID-19 tests, including 709 RT-PCR, 3039 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 265738 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 81.95% while the mortality rate is 1.82 %.
So far in Jamshedpur 721195 samples have been collected out of which 707395 have been tested and 681665 have turned out to be negative.