Ranchi, May 19: Seventeen new persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday taking the Jharkhand corona tally to 248. For the first time Serakela-Kharsawan recorded a positive case on May 19. With this 20 districts of Jharkhand are now infected with the virus.
Three cases have been reported from Koderma, six from Hazaribagh and one each from Ramgarh, Ranchi, Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum), Latehar, Lohargada, Simdega, Gumla and Seraikela-Kharsawan. The contact details and travel history of all the seventeen positives is been looked up by the district officials.
“Seventeen new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported today in Jharkhand. Total positive cases in the state rise to 248 now,” said State Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni. In Ranchi new case has come up from hotspot Hindpiri. The patient has been admitted to isolation ward of RIMS.
20 districts out of 24 in the state have been infected with COVID19 with Seraikiela-Kharsawan and Gumla district being the recent entry in the list. All new samples tested positive are of the migrants and stranded labourers.
Out of 248 positive cases so far, 105 are from Ranchi, 29 from Garhwa, 10 from Bokaro, 15 from Palamau, 10 from Giridih, five from Deoghar, six from Dhanbad, nine from Koderma, 32 from Hazaribagh, six from East Singhbhum, four from Latehar, two from Jamtara, three each from Simdega and Ramgarh, two from Dumka, two from Gumla and Lohardaga, one person each from Seraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum and Godda has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Capital Ranchi accounts for 105 out of a total of 248 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.