Jamshedpur, July 4: Jamshedpur on Saturday reported its first death due to Covid-19. A 71-year-old man from Sonari, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, has succumbed to the infection at Tata Main Hospital (TMH). The deceased was suffering from number of diseases and was admitted to TMH a couple of days back after he was reported coronavirus positive. The elderly was living in a flat near RMS School in Khuntadih, Sonari.
The deceased was suffering from number of diseases for the last 2 years. He was reported COVID-19 positive without travel history. On Saturday around 1 pm the doctors treating the elderly declared him dead. Now the patient’s last rites will be performed as per protocol as it is the first COVID-19 death in East Singhbhum district. The dead body of the deceased will not be handed over to the family.
East Singhbhum district civil surgeon, RN Jha confirmed about the death of the elderly man and said that he died at the Tata Main Hospital’s Covid ward at about 1 pm.
” The city witnessed its first death. The deceased had no travel history he was suffering from a number of chronic diseases since the past two years. After he had shown some signs of getting infected with the Coronavirus, he had been subjected to a swab test for the Coronavirus, which came out positive. Soon after he was admitted at the Tata Main Hospital’s Covid ward on Friday,” said Jha.
He said that the administration has also set up a containment zone surrounding his house located close to RMS School in Khuntadih immediately.
The civil surgeon informed the administration will not be handed over to the family members and would be disposed off as the protocol by the civic body, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC).
Officials of JNAC informed that the civic body would get the body disposed of at Subernarekha Ghat and no one from the deceased’s family will be allowed to attend the cremation. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue. After the concerned family members complete the paperwork at the Covid ward, they will disposed off,” said the official.
The number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in the steel city, presently leaving no locality unaffected, thus making the total number of Covid-19 cases in the city to 265 and 466 across the East Singhbhum district.
Today, the Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited (TSUISL) formerly JUSCO, billing section was sealed after one of its officials tested positive on Friday night.
“We have kept the billing section closed from 7 am today after one of the staff at the billing section has been tested positive. The infected staff member is a middle-aged woman and stays at Kadma,” said TSUISL official.
By Friday night, 16 new cases came up, adding the total number of cases to 466. Whereas 15 of the fresh cases were from the city limit, including that of posh Bistupur locality, only one case was reported from Potka block in the East Singhbhum district.
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. They had arrived in the city and were staying in quarantine centres in different parts. All the positive cases have been shifted to Tata Main Hospital Covid wing.
Total Coronavirus case in Jharkhand has crossed 2700 mark. 64 new positives were reported in the state on Friday, July 3.
In Jamshedpur the COVID-19 tally has risen to 465 with 16 new cases reported on July 3. Earlier on Wednesday, 45 positives were reported including 19 CRPF Jawan from Sundernagar camp who have returned from different regions across India.