Two from Chandil, 1 from Jamshedpur up Kolhan tally to 21
Ranchi, May 21: Eighteen new coronavirus cases were reported in Jharkhand on Thursday, May 21 taking the state tally to 308 including 147 infected migrants.
Seven positives came up from Ranchi, five from Bokaro, two each from Koderma and Seraikela-Kharsawan while one each case came from Jamshedpur and Giridih.
Out of the total number of cases, are active while 136 people recovered from the infection in the state, a government bulletin said here.
The Director of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr D K Singh, said nine out of 703 swab samples tested at RIMS during the day tested positive to COVID-19 while the rest were negative cases. Among those testing positive Thursday, two belong to Koderma while seven others hail from Ranchi districts Chanho-Mandar.
One more migrant worker who arrived in Jamshedpur one week earlier from Chennai along with others was put up at the Kadma quarantine centre, his sample tests revealed that he was corona positive thus pushing up the Jamshedpur tally of positives to 16. He is a resident of Dumaria block in East Singhbhum and had arrived at Jasidih Railway Station via Special Shramik Train a week back. East Singhbhum DC Ravi Shankar Shukla confirmed the case and informed, “More samples are being tested and we are waiting for more reports. Dumaria man has been admitted to TMH while other 15 patients are undergoing treatment and are stable.”
In Seraikela-Kharsawan, two migrant workers, one from Santragachi in West Bengal and another from Kapurthala in Punjab who were kept at the Ruchap quarantine centre in Chandil were declared positive. Both the patients have been admitted to Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur. The migrant from Punjab travelled to Chandil via train. Positives in Seraikela-Kharsawan district now stand at 4. The total tally of Kolhan Region’s positive cases climbed to 21 in a space of just under a fortnight. Chaibasa in West Singhbhum also reported a case couple of days.
21 districts of Jharkhand are now infected with the virus.
The contact details and travel history of all the 18 positives is been looked up by the district officials.
21 districts out of 24 in the state have been infected with COVID19 with Chatra district being the recent entry in the list. All new samples tested positive are of the migrants and stranded labourers.
Out of 308 positive cases so far, 112 are from Ranchi, 47 from Garhwa, 15 from Bokaro, 15 from Palamau, 17 from Giridih, 5 from Deoghar, 7 from Dhanbad, 15 from Koderma, 33 from Hazaribagh, 16 from East Singhbhum, 4 from Latehar, 2 from Jamtara, 3 each from Simdega and Ramgarh, 2 from Dumka, 3 from Gumla, 2 from Lohardaga, 4 from Seraikela-Kharsawan, one each from Chatra, West Singhbhum and Godda has also tested positive for coronavirus.
With 40 active COVID-19 positive cases, Garhwa tops the list followed by Hazaribag (30 active cases), Ranchi (19), East Singhbhum (16) and Giridih (15) among others, the bulletin said. Five out of a total 24 districts in Jharkhand have no positive patient.
Capital Ranchi accounts for 112 out of a total of 308 Covid cases. The Hindpiri locality in Ranchi is worst affected by the virus. This hotspot area is being manned by the CRPF personnel. Jharkhand has reported three deaths due to coronavirus so far.
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.
130 migrants who have arrived from other states since May 5 have tested positive for COVID-19.