Ranchi, Mar 27: So far not a single confirmed case of Coronavirus has been detected in the state. However as per the latest data released by the health department a total of 153 samples of suspected patients had been sent for testing out of which 137 have so far tested negative while results were awaited for another 16.
Today a total of 16 samples were collected till 1800hrs said an official government release. The health department has identified 557 beds which would be used as isolation wards for Coronavirus patients. Out of these 96 are in Medical Colleges, 200 in Sadar Hospital and another 261 in private hospitals. Further, the department has identified 1469 beds as quarantine centres. The test of the samples is now being held in MGM Jamshedpur and RIMS Ranchi. (UNI)