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Jharkhand: First COVID-19 death recorded

Jharkhand: First COVID-19 death recorded

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Apr 2020, 10:16 am

Ranchi/Bokaro/UNI: Jharkhand recorded it's first death due to Novel Coronavirus on Thursday, after a 70-year-old man died at Bokaro General Hospital.

Moreover, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in the state shot up to 12, including five new cases surfacing from Hindpiri of Ranchi and three from Telo village of Bokaro.

Confirming the death, Bokaro Civil Suregon Ashok Kumar Pathak said there are four positive cases of COVID-19 in the district, including an eight-year-old girl.

He said that at present, 27 people were in the Quarantine Facility of Bokaro General Hospital. The district administration is trying to find out the travel history of the man.

Meanwhile, five more people hailing from Hindpiri area of the state capital Ranchi have tested positive for the deadly virus. Incidentally, all these patients were in direct contact with a woman patient, who had been earlier detected positive for COVID-19.

The five new patients were initially admitted in isolation ward of RIMS, from where they have been transferred to the COVID-19 ward, located at the Trauma centre.

The state had reported it's first positive Coronavirus case on March 31, when a Malaysian woman had tested positive. On April 2, a man hailing from Hazaribagh, who had returned from Asansol, had tested positive.

On April 5, a woman, who had returned from Bangladesh and hailed from Telo village of Chandrapura block in Bokaro, had tested positive, while on April 6, a woman from Hindpiri had tested positive for COVID-19.

Jharkhand: First COVID-19 death recorded

India Blooms News Service
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