Jamshedpur/Ranchi, June 23: Coronavirus cases are touching newer heights in Jharkhand with every passing day. Multiplying more than three times in the last three weeks, the total number of coronavirus cases has crossed 2,200 in Jharkhand on Tuesday. The number of Covid-19 cases was around 600 in the first week of the month. With 61 new cases on Tuesday state corona tally has reached 2201.
In Jamshedpur the COVID-19 tally has risen to 341 with 13 new cases reported on June 23. The district administration spokesperson informed that along with 13 corona positive a corona suspect has been identified.
Of the 13 positives in Jamshedpur, 2 have travel history to Kolkata, 3 have returned from Delhi, 4 from Mumbai along with one each from Haryana and Varanasi.
4 positive people are resident of Kadma, 3 from Golmuri, 2 from Dhalbhumgarh and one each from Telco, Burmamines, Bara flat (near Agrico) and Agrico.
The corona suspect identified on Tuesday is a resident of Mama More (Paklo) Musabani. All the positives have been admitted to COVID-19 ward. On Tuesday, 2 patients have recovered in the East Singhbhum district. Of the 2 discharged one is a resident of Musabani and another is from Dimna.
Other positives in Jharkhand are from Simdega 24, Koderma 7, Gumla 4, Ramgarh 3, Palamau 3, Giridih 2, Dhanbad 2, Lohardaga 2 and Sahebganj 1 taking the total tally to 2201 in the state.
In Dhanbad corona positive Dr AK Gupta’s seven members of the family have also been infected the virus. DC Amit Kumar confirmed the reports on Wednesday.
In Jharkhand around 1500 patients have defeated the virus while around 660 active cases are still present in the state. Of the 24 districts in the state 8 were declared corona free but the virus again retuned in 6 of those districts on Sunday. Pakur and Dumka are the only corona free districts in Jharkhand. Total of 1755 corona patients tested positive are migrant workers who returned to Jharkhand after May 1. Simdega has 348 positive cases of which 312 are migrants.
In Jharkhand, there has been no percentage prevalence of community transmission found in the Sero-Survey conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in three districts of the state.
Based on the reports received by ICMR, there is no community transmission of COVID-19 in Jharkhand.
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. East Singhbhum district accounts for 341 cases out of a total of 2201. The state has allowed reopening of garments and footwear shops. The religious places are still closed.