J’khand reports two cases of H3N2, five fresh cases of COVID-19

Updated: Mar 19 2023 2:33PM

Ranchi/Jamshedpur, Mar 19 (PTI) Jharkhand reported for the first time two new cases of H3N2 influenza, besides five fresh cases of COVID-19, a health department official said on Sunday. A 68-year-old woman, who was admitted to Tata Main Hospital (TMH), Jamshedpur with symptoms of cold and fever on Thursday, tested positive for influenza virus H3N2 on Saturday, the official said.

Confirming the report, the Civil Surgeon of East Singhbhum district, Dr Jujhar Manjhi said the victim was kept in an isolation ward and is under observation. The victim did not have any travel history, he said.

The second case was reported at Rani Hospital in Ranchi. The head of the hospital Dr Rajesh Singh told PTI, "A four-year-old child has tested positive for influenza virus H3N2 on Saturday. The child was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of pneumonia. Ranchi-based MicroPraxis Lab confirmed the report." Meanwhile, the state's total active COVID-19 cases reached 10 with five new cases of the disease reported on Saturday.