CKP records 3 cases, Kolhan count jumps to 35
Ranchi, May 24: At least 20 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand on Sunday, raising the total number of such cases in the state to 370, a health department official said.
The new cases were reported from seven districts of the state — four each in East Singhbhum and Hazaribag, three each in Garhwa, West Singhbhum and Ramgarh, two in Koderma and one in Ranchi, the official said. Most of the corona positives are migrant workers.
Taking into account the fresh cases, the number of active cases in the state climbed to 223 while 144 patients have recovered.
Four people have succumbed to the disease so far – two in Ranchi, one each in Bokaro and Koderma.
As many as 788 swab samples were tested for the disease at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences on Sunday, the official said.
All the positives in East Singhbhum have travel history and have returned from other states.
Novel coronavirus positive cases rose to 24 with four cases tested positive in the city on Sunday alone. One of the positive cases reported in the city from Baridih was home quarantined and had returned from Ranchi on May 12. The health team took sample on May 17 and result was tested positive today. The other two cases reported today also belonged to Baridih and one case came from Sidhgora. The authority has already sealed residential areas in Baridih.
Chakradharpur on Sunday reported three new corona positive taking the West Singhbhum district tally to seven. The three new patients have retuned back from Mumbai and were admitted to state quarantine centre. Of the three new corona positives one is new mother who retuned along with six migrants. After their reports tested positive on Sunday the patients have been admitted to COVID-19 Special Railway Hospital and are undergoing treatment.
Total cases in Kolhan now stand at 35 including 24 from East Singhbhum, 7 from West Singhbhum and 4 from Seraikela-Kharsawan.
Out of 370 positive cases so far, 115 are from Ranchi, 50 from Garhwa, 15 from Bokaro, 15 from Palamau, 17 from Giridih, 5 from Deoghar, 7 from Dhanbad, 28 from Koderma, 45 from Hazaribagh, 24 from East Singhbhum, 4 from Latehar, 2 from Jamtara, 7 from Simdega, 9 from Ramgarh, 2 from Dumka, 10 from Gumla, 2 from Lohardaga, 4 from Seraikela-Kharsawan, 7 from West Singhbhum, one each from Chatra and Godda has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Capital Ranchi accounts for 115 out of a total of 370 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 four 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.
Following the centre’s new guidelines allowing states to categorise areas in their territory into different zones, Jharkhand decided not to place any of its districts in the red zone and instead categorised all 21 affected districts as orange zones.
The state’s three Covid unaffected districts– Khunti, Pakur and Sahebgunj—were put in the green zone.
Ranchi, Garhwa and Hazaribag, classified as red zone districts during the third phase of lockdown, have now been converted into orange zones.
“Presently the state has no red zone district as none of the 24 districts have reported more than 200 positive cases. Therefore, all 21 affected districts are placed in the orange zone and three other districts, which have not reported any positive case so far, are declared green zones,” said state health department’s principal secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni.