Jharkhand’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 75,000 mark on Wednesday after as many as 1141 people tested positive in the state in 24 hours, figures released by the state health department stated.
However, the number of Covid patients recovering from the infection surpassed the number of fresh cases on Wednesday. As many as 1232 Covid patients recovered from the viral infection on the day, taking the total number of Covid recoveries in the state to 61,559, government data highlighted.
While the number of active cases further dropped to 12,882 in Jharkhand, the count increased in Ranchi, which reported 413 cases against 285 recoveries. As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), the number of active cases also increased in East Singhbhum after the district reported 131 cases against 50 recoveries. These two districts are the worst-affected districts in Jharkhand in terms of Covid cases in fatality rate.
The number of active cases of infection in Ranchi jumped to 3,491, while as many as 2,459 people were still battling the virus in East Singhbhum. The number of active cases was around 900 in Dhanbad, above 600 in Hazaribag district. There were around 600 active cases in Koderma too, while all other districts had fewer than 500 active cases.
The Covid toll in Jharkhand rose to 648 on Wednesday after three Covid patients, including one each from Ranchi and East Singhbhum, died during treatment, the NHM bulletin further stated. West Singhbhum reported one death on Wednesday, further increasing the number of fatalities in Kolhan division. Jharkhand’s Covid mortality rate, as per government records, was 0.86 per cent against the national average of 1.60 per cent on Wednesday night.
The government has so far collected swab samples of 19.19 lakh people and tested 19.08 lakh of them in Jharkhand. On Wednesday, health workers tested the swab samples of 21,755 people and 20,614 of them came negative, highlighted government data.
State’s Covid recovery rate was 81.98 per cent on Wednesday, which is higher than the national Covid recovery rate of 81.30 per cent, the NHM bulletin stated. It further highlighted that state’s Covid doubling rate was 36.04 days against the national Covid doubling rate of 41.1 days. The Growth rate of Covid-19 virus in Jharkhand was 1.99 per cent against the national Covid growth rate of 1.69 per cent.