Jamshedpur, Aug 10: With four deaths reported on Monday, the figures have reached 85 deaths in total while in the past 10 days 55 people have died at Tata Main Hospital. According to an estimate on average 100 positive cases have been reported per day in the city in the past 15 days. The administration is adding 50-bedded at Uma Superspeciality Hospital, which is expected to be ready by 12 August.
At Tata Main Hospital alone a total of 1455 patients have been tested positive at the hospital so far out of which 1311 patients are from East Singhbhum, four from West Singhbhum, 126 from Seraikela Kharswan. At present 467 patients are admitted while 920 have been discharged so far. In total 70 people have died at TMH. The recovery rate of the hospital is 62.2 per cent at present.
TMH has also tied up with Hotel Sonnet for using its premises as COVID care unit. Moreover, the hospital has converted GT hostel 1, 4 and 3 as COVID care units. The hospital has 890 beds available for COVID treatment so far.
Meanwhile, Brahmananda Narayana Hospital in Tamulia had to close down its premises after six doctors and nine staff members were infected from the deadly virus in the last four days. For this reason the hospital was closed. It started functioning from Monday. Other hospitals like Baridih Mercy Hospital, Sadar Hospital, Life Line Nursing Home have started functioning after a brief halt due to rising COVID cases.
Deaths have started taking place of the persons hailing from very densely-populated localities of the city whereas asymptomatic COVID patients are present in an overwhelming number in the steel city.
The district health department functionaries who are combating the Covid-19 are puzzled to know about the presence of Coronavirus in an unexpected quarter.
” It is really surprising the bodies of murder or road mishap victims are also being tested Coronavirus positive, not to speak of those who are alive. From a rough estimate over 70 percent of the city population might be asymptomatic Covid patients,” said East Singhbhum district civil surgeon, Rajendra Nath Jha.
Jha pointed out that those who are asymptomatic actually pose the most danger for the society.
“As the asymptomatic patients do not have any symptom of Covid, they move in the public places, including marketplaces, banks and on the streets and thus spread the virus unknowingly,” said the civil surgeon.