City DSP among 35 corono positives in Jamshedpur on Saturday, 4 deaths in TMH, first at MGM Hospital

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Jamshedpur/Ranchi, July 25: Five people died of coronavirus in Jamshedpur on Saturday, July 25. Of the five deceased, four are resident of Jamshedpur in East Singhbhum district while the fourth person is a resident of Adityapur in Seraikela-Kharsawan district. Four succumbed to the virus at Tata Main Hospital while first death was reported at MGM Hospital where 55-year-old Golmuri resident died of corona. Golmuri man was admitted to MGM Hospital with breathing difficulties and was suffering from cold and cough.

45-year-old Kadma woman died of coronavirus at TMH on Saturday while 53-year-old woman of Azadnagar in Mango succummbed to the virus at TMH. The third death at TMH was of a 51-year-old Adityapur man.   

Adityapur resident was admitted to TMH on July 15 and was tested positive on July 20 and he died on Saturday, July 25.

Mango Azadnagar woman was admitted to TMH with cough and cold on July 23 and was soon shifted to CCU and was tested positive later in the day. She succumbed to the virus on July 25.

Kadma woman died on Saturday afternoon and was not suffering from any disease. Till date 28 deaths have been reported in TMH.    

Fifth death in Jamshedpur and fourth at TMH came up from Bagbera were 60-year-old man succumbed to the virus late on Saturday night.

In Jamshedpur the COVID-19 tally has crossed 1300 mark on Saturday.     

With 35 new cases reported on Saturday, July 25, the total cases in East Singhbhum district stands at 1302. Record 91 cases were reported in the district on July 23.

The district administration spokesperson informed that 35 corona positives including City DSP have been identified in the East Singhbhum district on Friday of which only 4 have travel history.  All the positives have been admitted to COVID-19 wards.

Corona protocols taken for a ride
This is but one of the many instances of blatant flouting of COVID prevention protocols. An auto rickshaw was seen carrying one passenger on the front seat (unmasked) and three on the rear seat. As per regulations, only two passengers are allowed on the rear seat and none on the driver’s seat.

For 12 days in a row over 200 cases have been reported every single day in the state.

Altogether 7 deaths have been reported in Jharkhand on Saturday, July 25.

The death toll in Jharkhand stands at 83 while corona positive tally has climbed to 7869.

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 1302 cases out of a total of 7869. The state has imposed lockdown till July 31. Religious places, malls, saloon, spas, schools, colleges will remain closed till July 31.

The cabinet has made not wearing a mask in public places a criminal offence under the Disaster Management Act and decided to slap a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh on the violators. Not wearing a mask could also lead to imprisonment of up to two years, the cabinet decided. 

The decision, officials said, was taken in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic after Jharkhand saw an unprecedented rise in cases of infection in July. The count of Covid-19 cases has tripled in the state since June, and officials have held the lackadaisical approach of citizens responsible for the spike in cases.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state is 4388 and fatalities at 82 while 3354 people have recovered and discharged from the hospital. 2245 corona patients tested positive are migrant workers who returned to Jharkhand after May 1.

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