The number of active Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand dropped below 11,000 for the first time since August after 1,176 patients recovered from the infection across the state on Saturday, taking the recovery rate to 86.47 per cent, figures compiled by the National Health Mission (NHM) highlighted.
As per a bulletin released by the NHM, as many as 877 people were found infected during the day across Jharkhand, taking the Covid-19 tally in the state to above 86,000.
Saturday’s findings take the Covid-19 tally in Jharkhand to 86,277 and the number of active cases to 10,939.
The number of active cases, however, increased in Ranchi after the district reported 384 cases of infection against 353 recoveries. As per government data, as many as 3,356 people were battling the viral infection in Ranchi. The number of active cases reduced significantly in East Singhbhum after only 61 cases of infection surfaced in the district against 246 recoveries. The number of active cases of infection in East Singhbhum stood at 1,965 on Saturday night.
Ranchi reported two of the five deaths in Jharkhand on Saturday, while East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Saraikela reported one death each. As per government data, the Covid-19 toll in East Singhbhum reached 306 on Saturday, while the toll in Ranchi jumped to 124. As per figures with the health department, Ranchi and East Singhbhum account for around 60 per cent of casualties in Jharkhand.
Of the 734 Covid-19 victims in the state, at least 544 were older than 50 year, while 145 were in the age bracket of 31 to 50 years, the NHM highlighted. More than 80 per cent of the deceased in Jharkhand were men, government data showed.
Health workers on Saturday tested swab samples of 38,327 people across Jharkhand and 877 of them came positive. The government has so far collected swab samples of 23.70 lakh people and tested 23.63 lakh of them.
As per government data, Saturday’s findings took Jharkhand’s Covid-19 recovery rate to 86.47 per cent, while the mortality rate further dropped to 0.85 per cent. The national Covid-19 recovery rate was 83.80 per cent and the mortality rate was 1.60 per cent. As many as 76,604 of the 86,000-odd people infected by the coronavirus in Jharkhand have recovered so far, government data highlighted.