Jamshedpur: In the last 48-hours 50 Covid deaths have been reported in the district. With maximum deaths 38 being reported on Saturday while 12 deaths on Sunday. Till today 644 deaths took place. A total of 652 positive cases today while 780 patients recovered. There are 6830 active cases present in the district.
The district administration has asked all authorities to focus on adopting extra preparedness measures ahead of festive season and to ensure that the COVID protocol is in place in all shops and establishments and markets where people are likely to congregate. The death toll has crossed 600 with first casualty being reported on July 4 last year.
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.
An official pointed out that those who are asymptomatic actually pose the most danger for the society. “As the asymptomatic patients do not have any symptom of COVID, they move in the public places, including marketplaces, banks and on the streets and thus spread the virus unknowingly,” he said.
As COVID-19 progresses into the first 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.