Sunday, October 17, 2021

Jamshedpur: Four test Covid-19 positive, Ex TMH RMO succumbs

First casualty after gap of 59 days

Jamshedpur, Sep 28: Jamshedpur reported 4 fresh cases on Tuesday, September 28 while 1 person succumbed to the virus.

City saw first Covid-19 fatality after 59 days as death toll has gone up to 1058.  

75-year-old former RMO of Tata Main Hospital (TMH) succumbed to the disease at TMH, the first such fatality to be reported after July 30, 2021. After testing positive for Covid-19 on September 25, he was admitted to TMH.

He was ill for the past 10 days and was being treated at his home but when his health deteriorated he was rushed to the hospital.

He breathed his last at around 1.30 pm on Tuesday, September 28. Former TMH RMO had been suffering from kidney disease and hypertension.

Of the four new cases 2 are from Mango and 1 each from Kadma and Sakchi.

On the other hand, 1 patient recovered from the virus in East Singhbhum district.

The new positives in Jamshedpur took the Coronavirus tally to 51885.

Sudden rise in Covid-19 cases have brought the administration on its toes.

In the past two months, Jamshedpur has been reporting single digit Covid cases each day on an average.

1 person recovered of the virus on Tuesday taking the total recovery to 50818 which accounts for a recovery rate of 97.95% while total active cases in Jamshedpur are 9.

Of the 9 patients still undergoing treatment for the coronavirus in the district, most are in home isolation, while some are being treated at care centres and hospitals. 

Jamshedpur has seen a sharp decline in their total cases in the past two months.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 596227 tests per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur is 97.95% while the mortality rate is 2.04 %.

Total of 4687 samples were tested on Tuesday including 1379 RT-PCR, 1 TrueNat and 3307 RAT.

So far in Jamshedpur 1601861 samples have been collected out of which 1587157 have been tested and 1535272 have turned out to be negative.

The district administration has asked all authorities to focus on adopting extra preparedness measures in view of the 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.

Following the release of fresh guidelines released for Durga Puja, the district health department is working on a strategy for preventive measures during the mega 10-day long festival. 

With the threat of a third wave of COVID-19 looming large and sudden increase in cases, the department has focussed on conducting more tests and spreading awareness.

The Government has ordered limited gathering and closed doors rituals. Idols will be only 5 feet tall. There would be no distribution of Bhog or fairs would be organised.

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