Four new COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand; total rises to 63

Four new COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand; total rises to 63

A health worker takes samples for a swab test, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at a school in Ranchi. (Credit: PTI Photo)

Four people tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 63, officials said here.

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Of the fresh cases, three are from Ranchi's Hindpiri locality and one from the city's Kantatoli area, a health official said.

The number of active cases in the state now stands at 52, Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) director Dr D K Singh said.

Four samples tested positive for COVID-19 infection on Saturday, he said.

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Till date, eight people have been cured of the disease in the state, the official added.

A medical bulletin said two people have died in the state due to the contagion so far, while another died due to comorbid conditions after testing negative.