State score 326 new cases, 5 deaths �
Jamshedpur/Ranchi, July 29: Five COVID-19 patients died while 326 new positives were reported in Jharkhand on Wednesday, taking the state tally to 9994. The death toll in the state has climbed to 99.
Three deaths were reported in Ranchi while one person each died at Hazaribagh and Deoghar. Three people died at RIMS Hospital in Ranchi while one person at Paras Hospital in Ranchi succumbed to the virus. Of the deceased on Wednesday one is a bank manager while the second one is a driver of senior officer at Police Department. Of the three deceased at RIMS, one was a 40-year-old policemen from Bedo, a 56-year-old from Argora and 54-yearold woman from Kacheri. The 59-year-old bank employee admitted at Paras Hospital was a resident of Bedo and was officer at Cooperative Bank.
In Jamshedpur the COVID-19 tally has crossed 1700 mark.
140 new cases reported on Wednesday, July 29 taking the East Singhbhum tally to 1706 while 7 people who recovered from the disease were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday
The district administration spokesperson informed that 140 corona positives have been identified in the East Singhbhum district on Wednesday. All the positives have been admitted to COVID-19 wards.
Other Jharkhand positive cases were reported from Chatra 32, Deoghar 1, Dhanbad 10, Dumka 1, East Singhbhum 140, Garhwa 7, Giridih 3, Gumla 7, Hazaribagh 2, Jamtara 2, Khunti 4, Latehar 3, Lohardaga 10, Pakur 10, Palamu 34, Ramgarh 14, Ranchi 27, Seraikela 1 and West Singhbhum 18 taking the state corona tally to 9994.For 16 days in a row over 200 cases have been reported every single day in the state.
Five deaths have been reported in Jharkhand on Tuesday, July 28.
The death toll in Jharkhand stands at 99 while corona positive tally has climbed to 9994
The first case of the pandemic was reported from Hindpiri on March 31, when a 22-year-old Malaysian woman, who had been to Delhi�s Tablighi Jamaat congregation, tested positive. She has since been discharged after being recorded from the dreaded disease. The state has imposed lockdown till July 31. Religious places, malls, saloon, spas, schools, colleges will remain closed till July 31.
The cabinet has made not wearing a mask in public places a criminal offence under the Disaster Management Act and decided to slap a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh on the violators. Not wearing a mask could also lead to imprisonment of up to two years, the cabinet decided.
The decision, officials said, was taken in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic after Jharkhand saw an unprecedented rise in cases of infection in July. The count of Covid-19 cases has tripled in the state since June, and officials have held the lackadaisical approach of citizens responsible for the spike in cases.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state is 5734 and fatalities at 99 while 4061 people have recovered and discharged from the hospital. 2245 corona patients tested positive are migrant workers who returned to Jharkhand after May 1.