Rapid tests at key market areas in Jamshedpur as cases continue to rise

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Jamshedpur, Sept. 14: The district health department has focussed on conducting rapid tests as COVID-19 cases see spurt. Covid-19 cases crossed 10,300 mark when 270 more people were tested positive in the East Singhbhum district in the last 24 hours. Out of which 7,099 people have already recovered by undergoing treatment in various Covid-designated hospitals in the city, mostly at Tata Main Hospital.

The district health department has intensified drive to conduct rapid corona tests to detect corona cases at the early stage. Rapid tests were conducted at different housing societies at Jugsalai and Sakchi market areas.

During the past 24 hours, six persons have died of Covid, thus making the total number of deaths in the district to 255.

District civil surgeon, Rajendra Nath Jha,  pointed out that the number of deaths seemed to have decreased considerably as Tata Main Hospital is providing plasma therapy.

” We are conducting random tests at markets in Sakchi and Bistupur. People are asked to participate in the drive. The move will help to identify the patient so that they can be quarantined to stop further spread.  The district administration has, therefore, appealed to those who have recovered from the Covid-19 to donate their blood so that more and more plasma can be procured from such blood for being administered to the seriously-ill patients,” said the civil surgeon.

The East Singhbhum district had its first Coronavirus positive case on May 12, exactly four months from now, when a 23-year-old girl and a 27-year-old youth from Chakulia were admitted at the Tata Main Hospital.   Since May 12, the Coronavirus continued to spread across the East Singhbhum district and in five months has crossed the 10,000 mark.

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