Jharkhand reports 1882 positives, 7 deaths
Jamshedpur, April 8: As many as 204 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in Jamshedpur, as per the latest figures released by the health department of East Singhbhum on Thursday. This was the highest single-day spike of coronavirus infections in the Steel City this year.
Total samples tested were 2557 in the last 24 hours. There are 1072 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur. The infection tally in the Steel City has gone up to 19908 and a total of 379 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far. As many 18457 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far with 56 recoveries recorded in the last 24-hours. Over 2000 COVID-19 tests, including 1356 RT-PCR, were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city. The hotspot areas of the Steel City Mango, Kadma, Sonari and Sakchi continue to witness a virulent spread of COVID.
Of the 2557 samples tested in Jamshedpur on Thursday 204 positives were reported.
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.
Of the 204 new cases, 200 are from Jamshedpur urban area, 3 from Potka and 1 from Chakulia.
East Singhbhum district administration has conducted 239974 test per million in the district. The recovery rate in Jamshedpur has dropped down to 93.67% while the mortality rate is 1.90 %.
So far in Jamshedpur 657532 samples have been collected out of which 638811 have been tested and 618903 have turned out to be negative.
On the other hand, Coronavirus tally in Jharkhand on Thursday reached 1,32,790 as 1882 new cases of Covid-19 were detected while 498 people were discharged from various hospitals across the state. During the day 7 death were reported from Dumka as a result of which the overall death count climbed to 1158. Total active cases in Jharkhand are 9249.
As per the information provided by the health department the number of active cases in the state was 9249 while number of cured and discharged cases stood at 1,22,383.