7 more Covid-19 positive tests, total cases increases to 24 in Jharkhand

RANCHI/BOKARO: Seven more people tested positive for Covid-19 in three districts of Jharkhand in 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 24, officials said Monday.

According to them, the seven new cases were reported from Ranchi, Bokaro and Giridih districts.

Dr. D K Singh, director of RIMS, said three people from the Hindpiri locality of Ranchi city tested positive for the virus on Monday. A person from Giridih and Bokaro also tested positive on Monday, he said.

Previously, Bokaro's deputy commissioner, Mukesh Kumar, said two men, one 68 and the other 45, tested positive on Sunday night.

They came from the Saddam village of Bokaro district and are relatives of the 72-year-old man who died of Covid-19 on April 8, he said.

With this, the total number of positive cases in Ranchi Bokaro rose to 11 while Bokaro's count rose to nine. Hazaribag has reported two cases of infection, while Koderma and Giridih reported one case each.

The third person from Bokaro who tested positive for a new coronavirus on Monday also has a contact history in the village of Saddam, authorities said.

A 60-year-old man had died of Covid-19 in Ranchi on Sunday, the second such case in the state.

The first case of Covid-19 in Jharkhand was detected in the Hindpiri locality of Ranchi when a 22-year-old Malaysian woman tested positive for the disease on March 31.