Jamshedpur: The number of deaths in the East Sighbhum is also increasing as during the last 10 days of April 13 deaths have been reported. On Saturday three persons died of Covid-19 at Tata Main Hospital. On average, every day a person is dying because of the deadly virus.
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 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 last year.
However, now deaths have started taking place of the persons hailing from very densely-populated localities of the city whereas asymptomatic COVID patients are present in an overwhelming number in the steel city. Health officials said testing would be ramped up, particularly among symptomatic people, irrespective of whether or not they had a travel history. An official pointed out that those who are asymptomatic actually possess 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.