Jamshedpur, May 14: The first COVID-19 positive case has been confirmed in Jamshedpur city (Urban Area) on Thursday, May 14. According to state health secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni, 22 new cases have come up in Jharkhand including seven from Palamau, five from Ranchi, eight from Hazaribagh and one each from Jamshedpur and Koderma on May 14 taking the Jharkhand Coronavirus tally to 203 till the time of going to press.
According to reports, the Jamshedpur patient had come to his in-laws place in Baridih, Jamshedpur from Kolkata and had been admitted to MGM Hospital in Sakchi. The first Coronavirus patient is a migrant laborer and resident of Bihar who is saree trader in kolkata, said an official of East Singhbhum district.
The migrant worker arrived in Jamshedpur on a truck on May 11. He was intercepted by the police personnel at the check post and was admitted to isolation ward of MGM Hospital.
At first he did not show any symptoms of COVID-19 but his report came positive on Thursday. He has now been shifted to COVID-19 isolation ward of Tata Main Hospital.
East Singhbhum DC confirmed the news on Twitter.
He tweeted, “One more Covid 19 positive case in East Singhbhum with travel history. The patient has been in isolation ward from the beginning and has now been shifted to Covid ward of TMH”. He urged all to stay home and stay safe.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Ravi Shanker Shukla confirmed about the detection of the third case, and confirmed that the person tested Covid positive is a resident of Bihar.
” The man who has been tested for coronavirus positive on Thursday afternoon was on a visit to his in-laws place on May 11. He didn’t go to his in-laws house but rather went directly to the hospital for test. He was in the isolation ward of the MGM Medical College Hospital ever since returning here and finally his swab test was tested positive,” said Shukla.
The deputy commissioner informed the patient in question has been shifted from the medical college hospital’s isolation ward to the TMH’s Covid ward late in the afternoon.
According to sources in the administration, the fresh Covid patient whose age is yet to be ascertained yet is a saree trader. As the news spread, the district administration team rushed to his house and sealed the surroundings.
” As per the information gathered the patient came to MGM Medical College Hospital at Sakchi and had requested for a Covid test, given his deteriorating health condition. He had been kept in the medical college hospital’s isolation ward along with 61 other suspected persons. His swab sample had been taken for a test on Monday and eventually he was tested positive on Thursday afternoon,” said a senior officer in the district health department.
“ We are keeping an eye on those quarantine and also sending teams for identifying fresh suspected cases. There are several persons who have returned from different states and have been quarantined. We want them to follow guidelines,” said Shukla.
Earlier, the Kolhan Division which was under green zone, has now been marked on the coronavirus positive map with two persons testing positive at Chakulia, under East Singhbhum district on May 12.
A chartered accountant student, aged 24 and a female employee of a MNC, aged 28 both from Kolkata who had returned home on May 8 evening in a private cab to Chakulia, around 80 km from Jamshedpur, were the first novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced in East Singhbhum district.
Cases in East Singhbhum and Kolhan have moved up to 3.
Earlier, eight new COVID-19 cases were reported in Jharkhand on Wednesday, May 13.
15 districts out 24 in the state have been affected with COVID19 infection with East Singhbhum and Latehar district being the recent entry in the list. All new samples tested positive are of the migrants and stranded labourers.
Out of 203 positive cases so far, 102 are from Ranchi, 23 from Garhwa, 10 from Bokaro, 15 from Palamau, 11 from Giridih, four each from Deoghar, and Dhanbad, five from Koderma, twenty from Hazaribagh, three from East Singhbhum, two each from Jamtara, Simdega and Dumka. One person each from Godda and Latehar has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Capital Ranchi accounts for 102 out of a total of 197 Covid cases. The Hindpiri locality in Ranchi is worst affected by the virus. This hotspot area is being manned by the CRPF personnel.