The total count of Covid-19 recoveries in Jharkhand drew close to 90,000 on Monday after as many as 769 more patients overcame the viral infection in 24 hours, figures released by the health department stated.
While the Covid-19 tally in Jharkhand is close to 1 lakh, the state has achieved a Covid recovery rate of 92.70 per cent, which is better than the national average of 88.30 per cent.
As many as 490 fresh cases of infection also surfaced across the state on Monday, taking the Covid tally to 96,842. However, the number of active cases in Jharkhand dropped to 6,220, government data stated.
At least 152 cases of Covid-19 infection surfaced in Ranchi on Monday against 338 recoveries. Despite recoveries outnumbering fresh cases in the district, Ranchi still had over 2000 active cases, the highest among all districts in Jharkhand. As per government data, as many as 2,166 people were battling the virus in Ranchi on Monday night.
There were 1319 active Covid cases in East Singhbhum, while all the remaining 22 districts had less than 1000 active cases, figures compiled by the National Health Mission (NHM) highlighted. Ranchi and East Singhbhum accounted for more than 50 per cent of active cases in Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 toll in Jharkhand also jumped to 842 on Monday after three more patients died during treatment. Bokaro, Deoghar and East Singhbhum reported one Covid casualty each on the day. As per government records, the Covid toll in East Singhbhum alone reached 324 on Monday, which is close to 40 per cent of the total Covid casualties reported in Jharkhand so far.
Less than 500 Covid cases surfaced in Jharkhand for the second consecutive day on Monday despite close to 30,000 people being tested. The government tested swab samples of as many as 28,908 people on the day and 28,418 of them tested negative for Covid-19 virus. On Sunday, less than 400 people were found infected, but only 17,000-odd tests were conducted.
Health workers in Jharkhand have so far collected swab samples of 28.97 lakh people and tested 28.82 lakh of them. As per government data, the growth rate of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand was 0.57 per cent in the past one week against the national average of 0.79 per cent. The doubling rate of the infection in Jharkhand was 120.2 days against the national average of 92.7 days. The Covid mortality rate in the state was 0.86 per cent against the national average of 1.50 per cent.