Jugsalai lady tests corona positive, Jamshedpur tally swells to 17

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Jamshedpur, May 22: With one more corona positive case reported in Jamshedpur, the city’s total swelled to 17. The latest reported COVID-19 positive case pertains to a Jugsalai lady who had returned from Kolkata on May 16 and kept in the Loyola School quarantine centre from where she was shifted to the one in Kadma. According to reports, the lady along with her husband and children returned to Jamshedpur from Kolkata by road in a private vehicle and straight away went to Loyola School where their swab sample was taken. After they were sent to quarantine centre in Kadma the lady’s test came positive on Friday, May 22 while her husband and child’s report was negative. As the family was in quarantine there is no issues with the virus spreading in the locality or region they lived in.        

Her tests proved corona positive and she was shifted to the COVID Ward of Tata Main Hospital (TMH) on Friday, May 22. Now, the Kadma quarantine centre is being sanitized while more tests are being conducted.

As a precaution the lady’s kid and husband is being kept in isolation.    

Meanwhile, Chaibasa in West Singhbhum reported three new cases on Friday taking the district tally to 4. Kolhan which comprises of East Singhbhum (17 cases), West Singhbhum (4 cases) and Seraikela-Kharsawan (4 cases) takes the total to 25 positive cases.     

Total positives in East Singhbhum now stand at 17. East Singhbhum deputy commissioner, Ravi Shanker Shukla confirmed about the detection of a new case in Jamshedpur.

DC urged the residents of Jamshedpur to cooperate the administration in fighting the pandemic and appealed not to move out of the home without reason.

On May 21, a more migrant worker who arrived in Jamshedpur one week earlier from Chennai along with others was put up at the Kadma quarantine centre, his sample tests revealed that he was corona positive.

Earlier on Wednesday (May 20) nine new cases of coronavirus positives were reported in Jamshedpur. Two from Mango, one from Golmuri and six from Govindpur tested positive for coronavirus. After their sample tests at MGM College Virology Department, the nine infected persons were shifted to the COVID-19 Ward of Tata Main Hospital.    

The first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Jamshedpur on May 12 when a chartered accountant student, aged 24 and a female employee of a MNC, aged 28 both from Kolkata had returned home on May 8 evening on a private cab at Chakulia, around 80 km from of Jamshedpur become the first novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced from East Singhbhum district.

The third COVID-19 positive case was confirmed in Jamshedpur on Thursday, May 14. The third Jamshedpur patient had come to his in-laws place in Baridih, Jamshedpur from Kolkata and had been admitted to MGM Hospital in Sakchi. The Coronavirus patient was a migrant laborer and resident of Bihar who is saree trader in Kolkata.

The fourth coronavirus patient is a resident of Patamda near Jamshedpur, who arrived by the Sharamik Special train from Chennai had detrained at Ranchi Railway Station on May 13 and brought to Jamshedpur by bus by the district administration before being sent to the Mosabani quarantine centre, was tested coronavirus positive on May 15 and was shifted to Tata Main Hospital in the evening.

The fifth case was reported on May 18 when a 36-year old symptomatic man who hails from Bagunhatu under Sidgora police station had arrived on a truck upto Ranchi from Mumbai on May 15 and then availed of another truck to reach Jamshedpur tested positive.

Sixth positive came up on May 19 when a Jugsalai resident arrived in Jamshedpur via special train from New Delhi on May 15 and was taken to Loyola school for medical test. He was then admitted to Jugsalai quarantine centre. His report came positive on May 19 and now he has been shifted to COVID-19 ward of Tata Main Hospital.

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