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Jamshedpur shatters single-day record with 434 new COVID cases, 6 deaths

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Death toll nears 400, active cases rise above 2000

Jamshedpur, April 13: The second wave of Corona virus in Jamshedpur is setting new records every day. According to the latest report of the East Singhbhum health department, 434 new corona cases have come on Tuesday, April 13 and 6 people have lost their lives. New infections recorded on April 13 are the highest single-day surge in the Steel City till date.

For the first time positive cases have crossed 400 mark in city. Earlier on April 12, 370 infections were reported.

The positivity rate rose to 3.22 per cent in Jamshedpur.

The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 21633 and the death count is now 398, according to the latest health bulletin.

The new cases came out of the 8316 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 second wave is already knocking down human wickets and it is high time to take a defensive stance to avoid further blows.

Of the 434 new cases, 421 are from Jamshedpur urban area, 4 from Baharagora, 3 from Ghatsila, 5 from Musabani and one from Potka.

There are 2084 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur. The infection tally in the Steel City has gone up to 21633 and a total of 398 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far.

As many 19151 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 158 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 8000 COVID-19 tests, including 1528 RT-PCR, 6510 RAT were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city. The hotspot areas of the Steel City Mango, Kadma, Sonari, Bistupur and Sakchi continue to witness a virulent spread of COVID.

The district administration said it would go for aggressive containment and stricter enforcement of health protocols such as wearing masks and keeping social distance.

The surge has led to an increase in hospitalisation.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 252240 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 90.34% while the mortality rate is 1.84 %.

So far in Jamshedpur 690760 samples have been collected out of which 671464 have been tested and 649831 have turned out to be negative.

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