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One-year-old dies of Covid-19 in Jamshedpur, 8 new infections reported

Jamshedpur, Dec. 2: The COVID-19 situation in city is gradually turning graver with cases rising every day. A one-year-old girl child succumbed to the virus on Thursday sending shock waves across Jamshedpur.  

Resident of Bagbera, the girl child was suffering from anemia. She died an hour later after being admitted to Mercy Hospital in Baridih on Thursday morning.

This is the first case of death at of such a young age in entire Jharkhand.

Earlier during the first wave, a four-year-old girl from Adityapur died of Covid-19 and during the second wave, a 12-year-old child succumbed to the virus at RIMS, Ranchi.

The death toll in Jamshedpur has reached 1062.  

On the other hand, eight new cases have come up six different locations of the city on Thursday, December 2. Two cases each were reported from Baridih and Kadma and one each from Mango, Bistupur, Sidhgora and Bagbera.

With threat posed by the new South African variant, Omicron, East Singhbhum district health department has decided to ramp up sample tests for Covid-19 at all the five entry points to the district from Friday.

1797 samples were tested on Thursday of which 8 came out positive.

One positive case came up against 840 RTPCR test. Of the 353 TrueNat samples tested 6 was found positive while 1 positive was found in 604 RAT test.    

The Coronavirus tally in Jamshedpur has risen to 52134.

With six fresh recoveries on Thursday, a total number of 51,039 patients have been discharged since the breakout while total active cases in Jamshedpur are 33.

Recovery rate is 97.91% while mortality rate is 2.04 %.

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 696439 tests per million in the district. 

So far in Jamshedpur 1870515 samples have been collected out of which 1853920 have been tested and 1801786 have turned out to be negative.

As Covid restrictions have been removed, citizens are crowding at market places, big fat Indian weddings are taking place and restaurants are being operated with full capacity, new virus cases are rising once more. Urban area of the city has been reporting surge in cases.

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