Jamshedpur, Jan 9: Jamshedpur on Sunday reported 542 fresh cases. Four people have died in the Steel City in the same period.
Jamshedpur’s positivity rate – the number of people testing positive for every 100 tests – has jumped to 8.37 per cent with the latest addition in cases. 6474 samples were tested on Sunday.
The city has been producing a tidal wave of cases over the past days and the surge is believed to be driven by the Omicron variant. The variant is highly transmissible, according to experts.
East Singhbhum’s death toll went up to 1075 after 75-year-old woman of Musabani, 81-year-old man of Mango succumbed to the disease at TMH. Telco resident 69-year-old woman died at Tata Motors Hospital while Baridih resident 75-year-old man succumbed to Covid at Mercy Hospital.
On Sunday, 542 cases were reported positive taking the total active cases in the city to 3945.
20 cases each have been reported from Golmuri, 18 from Sidhgora, 32 from Baridih, 8 from Birsanagar, 5 from Sitaramdera, 13 from Parsudih, 39 from Mango, 95 from Telco, 29 from Sakchi, 66 from Kadma, 7 from Chakulia, 4 from Musabani, 1 each from Rahargora, Sundernagar and Potka, 10 from Bistupur, 25 from Sonari, 3 from Patamda, 9 from Ghatsila and 3 each from Burmamines, Bagbera and Jugsalai and 147 from different areas of city.
The positivity rate rose to 2.74 per cent in Jamshedpur.
The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 56805 and the death count is now 1075, according to the latest health bulletin.
The new cases came out of the 6474 tests conducted on Sunday. There are 3945 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur.
As many 51785 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 97 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. 6474 COVID-19 tests, including 1911 RT-PCR, 4081 RAT and 482 TrueNat were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city.
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 777420 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur is 92.04% while the mortality rate is 1.89 %.
So far in Jamshedpur 2072022 samples have been collected out of which 2069491 have been tested and 2012686 have turned out to be negative.