Jamshedpur, June 4: COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Steel city. Twelve new Coronavirus positives were reported in Jamshedpur on Wednesday, June 3, taking the total cases in East Singhbhum to 134. With 134 cases Jamshedpur has surpassed Ranchi (132 positive) as the worst affected corona district in Jharkhand.
Of the 12 new cases two are from Govindpur, one each from Sitaramdera, Burmamines and Bahragora, 5 cases came in from Chakulia and two cases from Baridih.
All the positive cases that have come up on late Wednesday evening have travel history and were in institutional quarantine. So there won’t be a need to make a containment or buffer zone. All have been admitted to TMH COVID-19 wing.
DC Ravi Shanker Shukla confirmed about the development and informed that all the 12 patients have been admitted to COVID-19 ward of TMH. On the other hand 13 coronavirus cases were reported in Seraikela-Kharsawan while one new case came up from chakradharpur in West Singhbhum district. With this Corona cases in Kolhan have crossed 150 mark.
On the other hand 53 came up in Jharkhand on Wednesday taking the total state tally to 779. Of the 53 new corona patients, 12 from East Singhbhum, 13 from Seraikela-kharsawan, 8 from Simdega, 6 from Palamau, 3 from Latehar, one case each came from Kokar in Ranchi, Gomia in Bokaro, West Singhbhum, Hazaribagh, 5 from Ramgarh, one each from Koderma and Gumla.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state has increased to 779.The death toll has climbed to 5. At least 321 people have recovered from the disease in Jharkhand.
Sahebganj has become the 24th district in the state to be infected with COVID-19 virus. One case has been reported from Sahebganj. Most of the corona positives are migrant workers. Most of the positives in East Singhbhum have travel history and have returned from other states.
Ranchi positive is a 19-year-old boy who was tested at a private lab. He has been admitted to COVID-19 ward of RIMS. He is a resident of Bhabha Nagar in Kokar who returned from Mumbai.
He arrived in Ranchi on May 26 and was in home quarantine. In Simdega 2 woman and 6 men have been found corona positive. Five of the Simdega positives is a resident of Kurdeg and three are from Bano block. All the 8 are migrant and were in quarantine centre after giving the swab sample.
Earlier on Tuesday, two intern doctors at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) were found to be Covid-19 positive, health officials said, adding that they had a recent travel history.
Capital Ranchi and East Singhbhum district accounts for 132 and 134 cases respecitvely out of a total of 779. Most of the active cases are in East Singhbhum district (115), followed by Dhanbad (51), Hazaribag (42), Ramgarh (25) and Gumla (22), the bulletin said.
The other districts with active cases are Koderma (19), Ranchi (17), West Singhbhum (14), Simdega (14), Garhwa (13), Giridih (nine), Bokaro (seven), Pakur (five), Khunti (five), Seraikela (four), Lohardaga (four), Sahibganj (three), Latehar (three) and Palamau (two).
A total of 5,415 people, who returned to the state recently, are under surveillance and asymptomatic, while 4,084 have completed the 28-day observation period.
While 91,765 people are in various quarantine centres, 2,91,828 people are in home quarantine, the bulletin said.
The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients is 44.94 per cent in Jharkhand and the mortality rate is 0.7 per cent, it added.
The first case of the pandemic was reported from Hindpiri on March 31, when a 22-year-old Malaysian woman, who had been to Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat congregation, tested positive. She has since been discharged after being recorded from the dreaded disease.
Five people have succumbed to the disease so far – two in Ranchi, one each in Giridih, Bokaro and Koderma.