The rising cases of COVID-19 has created a ruckus among people. Coronavirus cases in Ranchi, Jharkhand is now moving towards community transmission. However, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has currently denied this.
According to Prabhat Khabar, based on the study of coronavirus infected people currently found in the state, specialist doctors have expressed fears of community transmission. The infections found in recent times have no travel history, nor have they had direct contact with any corona infected people. More than six such cases have been reported in the capital Ranchi.
The current situation in the state is considered as a sign of community transmission, as per a specialist doctor.
In a case of such transmission, an old woman was admitted to a private hospital in the capital over the problem of urinary tract infection (UTI). She was sampled for COVID-19 during the treatment. While other people in her family were negative, her tests were found positive for the coronavirus.
Dr. Manoj Kumar, Microbiologist, RIMS said, “Many people are getting infected without travel history or positive close contact. People should be more cautious by assuming a sign of community transmission”.
Forty-two policemen including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and officers-in-charge of two police stations, who raided an illegal liquor unit last Saturday, have been quarantined in Jharkhand’s Koderma district after an accused who was arrested was found infected with coronavirus, police said on Tuesday.
As of now, 2,863 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the state. The death toll stands at 20 and 2,068 people have been recovered from the infection.
Meanwhile, India’s coronavirus cases crossed the 7 lakh-mark on Tuesday with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 20,160 deaths, 2,59,557 active cases, and 4,39,948 people have been treated and discharged so far, according to the Ministry of Health. The country has now overtaken Russia to become the third-worst hit nation in the world, only after the US and Brazil.