Jamshedpur/Ranchi, July 27: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Jharkhand with state reporting record cases with every passing day. On Monday, 399 new cases surfaced in Jharkhand while four people succumbed to the virus. Minister Joba Majhi’s three bodyguards are among the new positives in the state on Monday.
Two people in Ranchi while one person each succumbed to the virus in Jamshedpur and Hazaribagh.
In Jamshedpur the COVID-19 tally is nearing 1500 mark.
With 85 new cases reported on Monday, July 27, the total cases in East Singhbhum district stands at 1489. On the other hand 15 people who recovered from the disease were discharged from the hospital.
The district administration spokesperson informed that 85 corona positives have been identified in the East Singhbhum district on Monday. All the positives have been admitted to COVID-19 wards.
With the death of a 49 year old Mango Dimna Road resident at Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur in the morning on Monday, July 27, the total corona positive death count in Jamshedpur climbed to 25. The first COVID-19 positive death occurred on July 4. Thus in a span of 23 days, 25 death cases due to coronavirus infection were recorded. In TMH the death count of corona positive cases including those from other districts rose to 30. According to information, the 49 year old man who died today morning was detected corona positive and admitted to to hospital on July 25. He was an anemic.
Other Jharkhand positive cases were reported from Bokaro 5, Chatra 3, Deoghar 8, Dhanbad 12, East Singhbhum 85, Garhwa 13, Giridih 19, Godda 7, Gumla 46, Hazaribagh 9, Jamtara 9, Khunti 17, Koderma 7, Latehar 3, Lohardaga 3, Palamu 1, Ramgarh 16, Ranchi 104, Sahebganj 2, Seraikela 4, Simdega 16 and West Singhbhum 10 taking the state corona tally to 8878.For 14 days in a row over 200 cases have been reported every single day in the state.
Altogether 4 deaths have been reported in Jharkhand on Monday, July 27.
The death toll in Jharkhand stands at 90 while corona positive tally has climbed to 8878.
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. The state has imposed lockdown till July 31. Religious places, malls, saloon, spas, schools, colleges will remain closed till July 31.
The cabinet has made not wearing a mask in public places a criminal offence under the Disaster Management Act and decided to slap a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh on the violators. Not wearing a mask could also lead to imprisonment of up to two years, the cabinet decided.
The decision, officials said, was taken in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic after Jharkhand saw an unprecedented rise in cases of infection in July. The count of Covid-19 cases has tripled in the state since June, and officials have held the lackadaisical approach of citizens responsible for the spike in cases.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state is 4908 and fatalities at 90 while 3805 people have recovered and discharged from the hospital. 2245 corona patients tested positive are migrant workers who returned to Jharkhand after May 1.