COVID-19 claims its first Death in Jharkhand; total stands at 4

  • A 72-year-old man died of coronavirus in Bokaro district, the first COVID-19 death reported in Jharkhand.
  • Presently, Jharkhand has four active cases. Three of these cases are connected to the Tablighi Jamaat followers.
A 72-year-old man died of coronavirus in Bokaro district, the first COVID-19 death reported in Jharkhand, a health official said on Thursday. The patient died on Wednesday night, Bokaro DistrictChief Medical Officer Ashok Kumar Pathak said.

The man was kept in the isolation ward of a hospitalafter he showed symptoms of the virus on April 5. He waslater tested positive for COVID-19, he said.

Presently, Jharkhand has four active cases. Three of these cases are connected to the Tablighi Jamaat followers.

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A 54-year-old woman from Hindpidi who tested positive had come in contact with an Malaysian woman who was among those who had been earlier evacuated from a mosque in Hindpidi.

It is suspected that the new patient may have got the infection from the Malaysian woman, who tested corona positive on March 31 and is now undergoing treatment at Rajindra Institute of Medical Science, Ranchi.

After the new case came to the fore, the Jharkhand woman and six others were quarantined in RIMS.

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Apart from these two women, a resident of Vishnugarh in Hazaribag was also found corona positive.

On Sunday, one woman in Telo panchayat area in Chandrapura in Bokaro district tested positive. She had returned to Jharkhand on March 18 after participating in a Tablighi Jamaat meet in Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

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