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Two Sonari women die of Covid, 593 test positive in Jamshedpur

Positivity rate at 6.48%

Jamshedpur, Jan 7: Jamshedpur’s daily Covid cases shot up today after 593 fresh cases were detected on Friday, January 7. Two people have died in the Steel City in the same period.

On Wednesday, the city witnessed it’s biggest-ever single-day spike in nearly six months as 658 cases were reported in 24 hours.

Jamshedpur’s positivity rate – the number of people testing positive for every 100 tests – has jumped to 6.48 per cent with the latest addition in cases. 9158 samples were tested on Friday.

The city has been producing a tidal wave of cases over the past days and the surge is believed to be driven by the Omicron variant. The variant is highly transmissible, according to experts.

42 doctors and 72 nurses of Tata Main Hospital (TMH) have also tested positive for the virus.   

East Singhbhum’s death toll went up to 1069 after two women of age 58 and 48 of Sonari succumbed to the disease.

On Friday, 593 cases were reported positive taking the total active cases in the city to 2688.

10 cases have been reported from Bagbera, 6 from Baharagora, 47 from Baridih, 24 from Birsanagar, 22 from Bistupur, 2 from Burmamines, 20 from Ghatsila, 15 from Golmuri, 37 from Jugsalai, 60 from Kadma, 44 from Mango, 7 from Musabani, 16 from Parsuidih, 3 from Potka, 33 from Sakchi, 14 from Sidhgora, 3 from Sitaramdera, 34 from Sonari, 3 from Sundernagar, 72 from Telco and 121 from different areas of city.     

The positivity rate rose to 2.69 per cent in Jamshedpur.

The cumulative coronavirus case count stands at 55220 and the death count is now 1069, according to the latest health bulletin.

The new cases came out of the 9158 tests conducted on Friday.

There are 2688 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur.

As many 51463 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 154 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. 9158 COVID-19 tests, including 3637 RT-PCR, 5092 RAT and 429 TrueNat were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city.

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

East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 770177 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur is 94.21% while the mortality rate is 1.94 %.

So far in Jamshedpur 2058076 samples have been collected out of which 2050210 have been tested and 1994990 have turned out to be negative.

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