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Record highest single day Covid deaths, 38 die in 24 hours

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Jamshedpur: The city has recorded 38 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, which is the highest single-day spike in fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic last year. The city has witnessed a total of 652 deaths so far.

Amidst growing cases of Covid, a total of 974 fresh cases reported in last 24 hours. District’s positive cases tally has mounted to 35474, According to the data provided by the East Singhbhum district health department on 38 fatalities were due to the Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours, the death toll has climbed to 652. The total active cases are 6970.

An official of Tata Main Hospital said that the risk of death from Covid-19 strongly depends on age and previous health conditions. Older patients and those with chronic comorbidities, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and pulmonary disease, are much more prone to critical.

He said people should avoid visiting thickly populated places as far as possible. Though it is a festive season, people should avoid crowded places. “ If people ensured social distancing norms, the situation could be brought under control within three weeks,” the official noted. 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.

“ We have noticed that a number of positive cases are coming from areas that are densely populated like Mango, Jugsalai and Kadma. Business and residential areas located in Sakchi are vulnerable.

Despite all efforts, the city remains a Corona hot bed with corona positive cases going northwards.  The district administration has launched steps on a war-footing to control virus spread which threatens to destroy the city. In its latest action, the District administration has asked private hospitals to ramp up isolation facilities for the coronavirus patients. It has opted 3-T formulas — ‘Test’, ‘Tracing’ and ‘Treatment’. “With a large number of tests at different locations in the districts positive persons would be traced out very fast and after isolation, they will get the proper treatment. It will help in a long way to curtail the spread of the virus,” said an official.

  The Kolhan Division which was under green zone, came under coronavirus map with two persons testing positive at Chakulia, under East Singhbhum district on May 12.
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