Wednesday, December 8, 2021

One Covid death after a month’s lull in Jamshedpur

4 fresh cases take active tally to 25

Jamshedpur, Oct 27: Jamshedpur on Wednesday saw its first fatality due to complications from Covid-19 in nearly a month.

East Singhbhum’s death toll went up to 1059 after 59-year-old resident of Shastrinagar in Kadma succumbed to the disease at TMH, the first such fatality to be reported after September 28, 2021. After testing positive for Covid-19 he was admitted to TMH.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 is once again on the rise in Jamshedpur. On Wednesday, four people were reported positive taking the total active cases in the city to 25. One case each was reported from Kadma, Ghatsila, Bistupur and Sonari. With sudden rise in cases, health department is on its toes and started screening of patients.  

Civil Surgeon Dr. AK Lal informed that 5589 samples were collected on Wednesday of which 4478 were tested.

Two positive cases have come up against 520 RTPCR test. Of the 251 TrueNat samples tested 2 were found positive.  

If this trend continues, then the third wave of Coronavirus cannot be ruled out.

With Diwali and Chhath round the corner people need to be extra cautious else it might prove to be super spreader.

The Coronavirus tally in Jamshedpur has risen to 51983.

With three fresh recoveries on Wednesday, a total number of 50,899 patients have been discharged since the breakout while total active cases in Jamshedpur are 25.

Recovery rate is 97.92% while mortality rate is 2.04 %.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 649218 tests per million in the district. 

So far in Jamshedpur 1737238 samples have been collected out of which 1728219 have been tested and 1676236 have turned out to be negative.

Meanwhile, the district administration has asked all authorities to focus on adopting extra preparedness measures ahead of Diwali and Chhath 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, 2020. Till today 1059 people have died of Covid-19.

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