Coronavirus deaths slows down in Jamshedpur, positive cases on the rise

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Jamshedpur, August 5: After a continuous rise in Coronavirus death cases in the steel city during the past one month, no death was reported on Wednesday giving a ray of hope for the health team. The number of positive cases also registered a slow down during the past 24 hours.

On Monday alone 149 Coronavirus positive cases were reported,  till late on Tuesday night the number of new positive cases was confined to 98, making the total number of Covid cases to 2360.

Significantly,  no Covid death was reported from any of the Covid-designated hospitals, including the Tata Main Hospital on Wednesday. The first death was reported on July 4 when two elderly persons, including an 88-year-old woman died in the Tata Main Hospital.

East Singhbhum district civil surgeon Rajendra Jha confirmed that they have not received any report of Covid death from any of the Covid-designated hospitals on Wednesday.

” The recent tread is giving us hope. The number of Covid cases on Tuesday was considerably low in view of an increasing trend of the deadly disease and no death was reported from Covid till the evening. But still we cannot say that the Coronavirus has started slowing down in the East Singhbhum district.  The Coronavirus is very much in the steel city and in the rural pockets of the East Singhbhum district.  But it is for certain that if the people start to pay utmost attention in maintaining social distance, keeping one’s hand sanitised again and again and wearing a mask, the Coronavirus has to go soon,” said Jha.

In view of rising cases of coronavirus in the city, Deputy Commissioner Suraj Kumar has ordered incident commanders to conduct surprise inspection of those home-quarantined. The East Singhbhum district has crossed 2300 positive cases so far. A team from the health department conducted inspection at Sonari, and Kadma. They took stock of the situation at the Containment Zone and Home Quarantine. The rapid antigen test of the close contact people of Corona infected Indra Marg Khuntadih, Sangam Vihar, East Sonari and Jagabandhu Colony.

An awareness campaign was also conducted by the Incident Commander among the people in his nutrient area. He said that shopkeepers who do not use sanitizers and masks and are violating the rules of social distancing, will be taken into task. Without wearing a mask, no shopkeeper will do the sale and purchase and will comply with social distancing.

In East Singhbhum district, in all 50 people have died of Covid, although most of those died were elderly persons and were having ailments.

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