Jharkhand on Tuesday recorded over 1200 cases of Covid-19 infection, taking the tally in the state close to 74,000, while 10 casualties took the toll to 641, figures released by the health department stated.
West Singhbhum reported four of the 10 Covid casualties on Tuesday, while three deaths occurred in East Singhbhum. Both the districts are in the Kolhan division of Jharkhand. Koderma, Dumka and Hazaribag reported one death each, while Ranchi did not report any Covid casualty on the day. The Covid mortality rate in Jharkhand was 0.86 per cent on Tuesday night, the government data highlighted,
However, by the virtue of the higher number of Covid recoveries reported in 24 hours, the total count of patients who have overcome the virus in Jharkhand rose above 60,000. As per government data, at least 1427 Covid patients recovered from the infection on Tuesday, which took the number of recoveries in the state to 60,027.
While Ranchi reported the highest number of cases on Tuesday, East Singhbhum registered the highest count of recoveries. As many as 278 people were found infected in Ranchi and 124 in East Singhbhum. Both the districts reported over 300 recoveries, it further stated. With 304 recoveries, the number of active cases in Ranchi dropped to 3,364, while the active cases dropped to 2,381 after 326 patients recovered there.
Jharkhand’s Covid recovery rate further rose to 81.17 per cent on Tuesday and the number of total active cases stood at 13,280, highlighted government data. As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), there were more than 15,000 active cases of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand last week.
The government so far has collected swab samples of 1.87 lakh people and tested 1.86 lakh of them. Out of the 1.86 lakh tested, as many as 73,948 were found infected, the NHM bulletin stated. On Tuesday, health workers tested swab samples of 26,763 people and 25,556 of them came negative.
As per the NHM data, the doubling rate of Covid-19 in Jharkhand was 36 days, against the national doubling rate of 40.2 days. The Covid growth rate in Jharkhand in the past seven days was 1.97 per cent, against the national average of 1.67 per cent. As per the bulletin, 589 of the 626 Covid victims in Jharkhand were older than 50 years.