Corona alarm continues to ring in Jamshedpur with one more positive, tally up to 16

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Jamshedpur, May 21: 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.

From Jasidih he boarded a bus for Jamshedpur along with other migrants and was taken to Loyola School for swab sample test. Later, he was admitted to Kadma quarantine centre. After his report tested positive on Thursday, May 21 and he has now been shifted to Tata Main Hospital COVID-19 ward.  

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.”    

Two other 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. The total tally of Kolhan Region’s positive cases climbed to 21 in a space of just under a fortnight.   

Earlier on Wednesday nine new cases of coronavirus positives were reported in Jamshedpur. Two from Mango, one from Golmuri and six from Govindpur tested positive for coronavirus on May 20. After their sample tests at MGM College Virology Department, the nine infected persons were shifted to the COVID-19 Ward of Tata Main Hospital.

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.

On the other hand one more positive case came in Jamshedpur taking the tally to 16. 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 back.    

The total tally of Kolhan Region’s positive cases climbed to 21 in a space of just under a fortnight.    

The first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Jamshedpur on May 12 when a chartered accountant student, aged 24 and a female employee of a MNC, aged 28 both from Kolkata had returned home on May 8 evening on a private cab at Chakulia, around 80 km from of Jamshedpur become the first novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced from East Singhbhum district.

The third COVID-19 positive case was confirmed in Jamshedpur on Thursday, May 14. The third Jamshedpur patient had come to his in-laws place in Baridih, Jamshedpur from Kolkata and had been admitted to MGM Hospital in Sakchi. The Coronavirus patient was a migrant laborer and resident of Bihar who is saree trader in Kolkata.

The fourth coronavirus patient is a resident of Patamda near Jamshedpur, who arrived by the Sharamik Special train from Chennai had detrained at Ranchi Railway Station on May 13 and brought to Jamshedpur by bus by the district administration before being sent to the Mosabani quarantine centre, was tested coronavirus positive on May 15 and was shifted to Tata Main Hospital in the evening.

The fifth case was reported on May 18 when a 36-year old symptomatic man who hails from Bagunhatu under Sidgora police station had arrived on a truck upto Ranchi from Mumbai on May 15 and then availed of another truck to reach Jamshedpur tested positive.

Sixth positive came up on May 19 when a Jugsalai resident arrived in Jamshedpur via special train from New Delhi on May 15 and was taken to Loyola school for medical test. He was then admitted to Jugsalai quarantine centre. His report came positive on May 19 and now he has been shifted to COVID-19 ward of Tata Main Hospital.

Total positives in East Singhbhum now stand at 16. East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Ravi Shanker Shukla confirmed about the detection of nine new cases.

DC urged the residents of Jamshedpur to cooperate the administration in fighting the pandemic and appealed not to move out of the home without reason.

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