RANCHI: The return of the migrant workers from the high coronavirus infected states of Maharashtra and Gujarat is pushing up the aggregate of Covid-19 patients in Jharkhand where the tally reached 174 on Wednesday.
According to the health officials, of the recent 50 positive cases, 38 are migrant labourers.
The highest numbers during the day were reported from Hazaribagh district where six people, who hail from Barra village of Bishnugarh block and had returned from Maharashtra a few days ago, got confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.
In the capital city of Ranchi, a 20-year-old migrant woman tested positive for coronavirus while a migrant worker, who had returned from Surat, also tested positive in the Gandey block of Giridih district.
Coronavirus patients got detected up to now in 14 districts out of the 24 districts in Jharkhand.
A total of 1,061 samples were tested out of which 1,053 were found to be negative while eight were positive. The samples are currently being tested at four places in the state, including MGM Jamshedpur, RIMS Ranchi, PMCH Dhanbad and Itki Arogyashala Ranchi.
District wise Ranchi has up to now recorded 95 confirmed coronavirus cases including two foreigners, Bokaro 10, Hazaribagh 10, Koderma three, Giridih six, Simdega two, Dhanbad four, Deoghar four, Garhwa 23, Palamu eight, Jamtara two, Godda one, Dumka two and East Singhbhum two. Out of those 174 cases, three have died.