RANCHI: The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state has reached 67 in Jharkhand with eight new patients being detected on Saturday.
Of the eight new cases, five have been found in Ranchi with four being from the Hindpiri area while one is from Kantalotoli while the other three cases have been reported from Palamau district.
‘Eight more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jharkhand. Of the eight, five cases are from Ranchi while three cases are from Palamu. Total positive cases in the state stand at 67,’ said Nitin Madan Kulkarni, State Health Secretary.
With the Coronavirus pandemic reaching Palamau district on Saturday, nine districts of Jharkhand have been affected from the deadly virus. Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Simdega, Garhwa and Deoghar are the other affected districts. The three Corona positive from Palamau’s Lesliganj block have been admitted to isolation ward. Total corona positive in Jharkhand has risen to 67 of which 13 have recovered. Jharkhand’s hotspot Hindpiri has risen to 39.
Out of the total 67 positive cases so far, 42 are from Ranchi, 10 from Bokaro, three from Hazaribagh and Palamau, two each from Dhanbad, Deoghar and Simdega.
One person each from Giridih, Garhwa and Koderma has also tested positive for coronavirus.
Jharkhand so far has registered three coronavirus deaths. Two deaths were recorded in Ranchi while the other death was recorded in Bokaro.
The 22-year-old Malaysian woman, the first coronavirus positive patient detected in the state on March 31 was discharged from RIMS on Friday after she recovered from the infection, according to Principal Secretary (Health) Nitin Madan Kulkarni. The woman was among the 17 foreign nationals found in a mosque at Hindpiri in Ranchi on March 29.
Earlier on Friday, three fresh cases were reported, with two cases emerging again from Hindpiri and one case being reported from the temple town of Deoghar.