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Jamshedpur reports zero covid cases for first time in 14 months

Active cases down to 26

Jamshedpur, July 26:  As Covid cases dip across Jharkhand, Jamshedpur had zero fresh cases on Monday, July 26. With the district reporting no fresh Covid case today, for the first time in 14 months, it is on its way to becoming coronavirus-free. The district logged 1 case yesterday. It is after 14 months and 9 days that Jamshedpur recorded no new Covid cases. Earlier, during the first wave of Coronavirus on May 17, 2020, zero cases were reported in Jamshedpur.

In the past 10 days, Jamshedpur has been reporting less than 10 Covid cases each day on an average. The tally of active cases in Jamshedpur has come down to 26 as per official figures. East Singhbhum is one of the several districts in the state that has not reported any fresh case in a day.

The Coronavirus tally in Jamshedpur remained at 51765.

With five fresh recoveries on Monday, a total number of 50,684 patients have been discharged since the breakout while total active cases in Jamshedpur is 26.

Of the 26 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. 

As many as 5 people recovered from the virus on Monday taking the overall recoveries to 50684 which accounts for a recovery rate of 97.91%.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 455219 tests per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur is 97.91% while the mortality rate is 2.04 %.

More than 6500 were tested on the day. Data from the state government’s daily health bulletin showed that the Covid-19 test positivity is 0.00%. The state, too, witnessed a massive fall in infections and fatalities.

The Steel City tested 6568 samples, of which, zero turned out positive while 5 people recovered from the Covid-19. The continuous high numbers of tests have pushed the positivity rate further down to 0.00 per cent, the government data showed.

So far in Jamshedpur 1220369 samples have been collected out of which 1211794 have been tested and 1160029 have turned out to be negative.

East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar had earlier directed officials to carry out large scale testing, treatment and surveillance in order to bring down active cases and new infections. Further instructions have been issued to individual district officials in a series of meetings to prepare for a possible third wave of infections.

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