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Jamshedpur records highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in six months

Coronavirus graph surges with 658 infections, active cases at 1600

Jamshedpur, Jan 5: Jamshedpur recorded its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in nearly six months as 658 more people tested positive for the disease on Wednesday, the health department said. Earlier on Tuesday, 402 cases were reported.

East Singhbhum’s death toll remained at 1065 with no deaths reported on Wednesday.  

658 new cases took the total active cases in the city to 1600.

New infections recorded on January 5 are the highest single-day surge in the Steel City during the third wave.

With sudden rise in cases, health department is on its toes and started screening of patients.  

Despite all efforts, the city remains a Corona hot bed with corona positive cases going northwards.  The district administration has launched steps on a war-footing to control virus spread which threatens to destroy the city. 

The positivity rate rose to 3.90 per cent in Jamshedpur.

The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 53905 and the death count is now 1065, according to the latest health bulletin.

The new cases came out of the 16873 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 third wave is already knocking down human wickets and it is high time to take a defensive stance to avoid further blows.

There are 1600 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur.

As many 51240 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 8 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. 16,873 COVID-19 tests, including 4404 RT-PCR, 12107 RAT and 362 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 762621 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur is 96.23% while the mortality rate is 1.98 %.

So far in Jamshedpur 2040829 samples have been collected out of which 2030097 have been tested and 1976192 have turned out to be negative.

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