Jamshedpur, August 6: The city is slowly turning into a Corona hotspot with corona positive cases rising every passing day. In the last 36 hours alone, six deaths took place taking the total of figures to 61 in the city. While a total of 72 persons have died of the deadly virus at Tata Main Hospital and MGM Medical College and Hospital. The total positive cases are about to touch the 2400 mark. 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 fresh cases of COVID deaths have been reported from the COVID-designated hospitals.
” The tentacle of 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 while talking.
Meanwhile, the district administration has imposed restrictions in different areas in view of rising COVID-19 positive cases in the city. A team launched a drive at Sakchi and Bistupur and nab several people not wearing face masks and ensuring personal distancing while venturing out to carry out their essential works in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team hit the streets at Sakchi and Bistupur markets to carry out surprise inspections to check whether people were wearing masks and also handed over masks to those who were not, even while explaining the importance of personal safety to them. The team went to Sakchi market various shops along that stretch checking whether personal distancing was being maintained and people wore face masks.
Those who fail to wear masks while venturing out are liable to be pay penalty, said the senior official. Shops and business establishments which fail to adhere to the government guidelines issued in respect of COVID-19 would be sealed, he said.
The Kolhan Division which was under green zone, came under coronavirus map with two persons testing positive at Chakulia, under East Singhbhum district on May 12. Several other persons tested positive have travel history from Maharashtra, Delhi, Gurugram and Chennai.
The city witnessed its first COVID death when a 71-year-old man who was a resident of Sonari died at the Tata Main Hospital on July 4. About an hour later an 88-year-old woman who was admitted at the Tata Main Hospital died of pneumonia at the hospital. The hospital authority sent the swab sample of the deceased for examination to the MGM Medical College, where the test report came out Covid-19 positive.