Active Covid cases up in Jharkhand, 2 confirmed cases take black fungus tally to 104
Two more confirmed cases of Covid-induced mucormycosis in Ranchi took the black fungus tally in Jharkhand to 104 in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) on Tuesday. The state, however, did not report fresh casualties caused by the fungal infection during this period and the toll remained 30.
With 40 confirmed patients, Ranchi has reported the highest number of mucormycosis cases in the state so far. The district has also reported 11 deaths, the highest among all 24 districts. As per IDSP data, besides the 104 confirmed cases, the state has also reported 58 suspected cases of the fungal infection. As many as 104 patients, including some under treatment for suspected mucormycosis, have been discharged from hospital so far in the state.
Jharkhand reported one more Covid death on Tuesday, which took the toll in the state to 5,125, a bulletin from the National Health Mission (NHM) stated. The active caseload of Covid-19 also increased slightly as Jharkhand reported 39 fresh cases of infection against 37 recoveries.
As per NHM data, at least 247 people were battling the viral infection in Jharkhand by the end of Tuesday. The fresh casualty was reported in Bokaro, which took the Covid toll there to 283. Besides reporting one fatality, Bokaro also reported the highest spike of nine cases among the 24 districts in Jharkhand on Tuesday.
The state on Tuesday tested swab samples of 60,461 residents and 0.06 per cent of them were found infected by SARS-CoV-2. So far, over 3.46 lakh people have been infected by the deadly virus in Jharkhand and 98.45 per cent of them have recovered, while 1.47 per cent of patients could not survive.
Jharkhand on Tuesday vaccinated over 90,000 residents against Covid-19 after managing to inoculate over 1.45 lakh residents daily on an average in the past three days. As per provisional data released by the NHM, the state on Tuesday administered the first dose of vaccine to 70,151 residents, while the second jab was administered to 19,913 beneficiaries. Almost 60,000 residents in the age bracket of 18 years to 44 years got inoculated in Jharkhand on the day.
As per government records, over 90 lakh residents have at least received one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 so far. The state, as per figures released by the NHM on Tuesday evening, had 4,01,840 doses of vaccines in stock to run the immunisation campaign until fresh supplies arrive.
At least 1,074 session sites for Covid-19 vaccination were operational across Jharkhand on Tuesday, as per the Co-Win portal. At least 57 session sites inoculated 7,354 residents in Ranchi, while 4,184 beneficiaries got their jabs at 55 session sites in East Singhbhum. At least 53 session sites were operational in Dhanbad and over 10,000 residents were vaccinated there.