The number of active cases of Covid-19 infection dropped below 7,000 in Jharkhand on Thursday after as many as 873 Covid patients recovered from the infection against 583 fresh cases surfacing in 24 hours, figures compiled by the health department stated.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), as many as 6,892 people were battling Covid-19 infection across the state on Thursday night. The Covid recovery rate in Jharkhand was 91.87 per cent on Thursday, as 87,240 of 94,952 people infected by the mysterious virus have recovered in the state, government data highlights.
Despite the improvement in recovery rate, Jharkhand continues to witness Covid-19 casualties every day. At least eight more Covid patients died during treatment on Thursday, taking the Covid toll in the state to 820. Four of the eight Covid victims, who died on Thursday, were from Ranchi. The remaining four were from Bokaro district.
The Covid-19 toll in Ranchi alone reached 157 on Thursday, while in Bokaro, the toll reached 39. The Covid-19 mortality rate in Jharkhand, as per government records, was 0.86 per cent against the national average of 1.50 per cent on Thursday.
Even though the number of active cases reduced in Ranchi on Thursday, it continues to be the only district in Jharkhand with over 2000 active cases of Covid-19 infection. As many as 219 cases of infection surfaced in the district on Thursday against 353 recoveries. However, there were 2,461 active cases of Covid-19 infection in Ranchi by Thursday evening, highlights government data.
All the remaining 23 districts in Jharkhand reported less than 100 cases of infection on Thursday, with Bokaro reporting 74 cases, the second highest among all the districts. There were around 1300 active cases in East Singhbhum after the district reported 135 recoveries against 56 cases on Thursday, stated government data.
Health workers in Jharkhand have collected swab samples of around 27.73 lakh people for Covid-19 test so far, and tested around 27.67 lakh of them. On Thursday, health workers tested swab samples of 23,399 people and 22,816 of them came negative.
As per figures with the NHM, the doubling rate of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand was 92.02 days against the national doubling rate of 69.39 days. In the past one week, the viral infection grew at a rate of 0.69 per cent in Jharkhand, while the national Covid-19 growth rate was 0.99 per cent.