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Infected CRPF man triggers Cov fear at Daltonganj camp | Ranchi News

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Daltonganj: Almost a month after Palamu became Covid-free on February 19, a 35-year-old infected CRPF jawan who returned from Maharashtra brought the district back on the Covid map. The jawan had submitted his swab samples in Maharashtra and had travelled in a train to Dehri-On-Sone, from where he took a bus to reach his camp in Daltonganj. After spending a few hours in the camp, he got a call from Maharastra informing him that he has tested positive.
However, the jawan’s case was counted in the district’s tally as he had tested positive in Maharashtra.
Palamu civil surgeon John F Kennedy said, “The jawan is asymptomatic, but we are in touch with 134 CRPF commandant A D Sharma and will go for a large scale testing of jawans and officials. Contact tracing is also underway. The jawan has been admitted to the Covid care centre and he is doing well.”
Notably, even Pakur, Giridih, Garhwa and Godda districts which had been Covid-free for quite some time, were back on the map after fresh cases were detected. In some cheerful development, only two of the 24 districts — Ranchi and East Singhbhum — of Jharkhand have more than 20 active cases.
Meanwhile, with 76 new Covin cases, Jharkhand recorded the biggest one-spike in infections since January 23 (78 cases). The state also saw the first death due to the virus after nine days, pushing the toll to 1094. The casualty was recorded in Ranchi.
Ranchi district reported 45 new infections followed by East Singbhum (18) and Bokaro (3). Dumka, Giridih, Gumla and Simdega reported two cases each while Garhwa and Sahibganj reported one fresh infection each. As many as 15 districts did not report any new infections in the past 24 hours.
The state’s infection tally stood at 1,20,771 while with 54 patients recovering, the total number of recoveries stood at 1,19,100. There were 577 active cases in the state on Tuesday, the highest of them in Ranchi (362) and East Singhbhum (78).
Meanwhile, as many as 25,072 people took their first dose of vaccine on Tuesday. Of them, 18,810 are senior citizens, 2,490 are between 45-59 years with comorbidities and 3,772 are frontline and health workers. As many as 10,887 health and frontline workers took their second dose statewide.
The state health department’s Covid-19 bulletin said 1,71,845 health and frontline workers have taken their second doses so far, making up for 70% of the target.

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