Covid toll crosses 250 mark as tally nears 25,000
The Covid toll in Jharkhand crossed the 250 mark on Monday, while the tally in state drew close to 25,000 as over 700 people were found infected, figures released by the health department stated.
As many as 733 fresh cases of infection reported in 24 hours took the count of Covid cases in State to 24067 on Monday, a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) said. As per the bulletin, the virus claimed eight more lives since Sunday midnight, taking the toll to 255.
Ranchi, the worst-affected district in Jharkhand, reported 153 fresh cases of infection on Monday, which took the tally in the capital above 4500. The virus has killed 41 people in the district so far; however, no fatalities were reported here on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Covid tally in East Singhbhum neared 4000 on Monday as 50 people in the district were found to be infected. The tally in East Singhbhum, which has reported the highest number of Covid fatalities in state, was 3910. Three of the eight deaths reported on Monday were from East Singhbhum, which has reported 101 Covid deaths so far.
As per government records, Ranchi, East Singhbhum and Dhanbad account for more than 60 per cent of state's Covid-19 deaths. More than 30 per cent of state's total Covid cases have also been reported from these three districts. Besides these three districts, only Giridih and Hazaribag have reported over 1000 Covid cases till date. The Covid tally in each of the remaining 19 districts in Jharkhand is below 1000.
While the count of cases have surged in state, the number of Covid recoveries has also increased. As many as 549 Covid patients recovered from the infection on Monday and were discharged from hospital, data released by the health department stated. So far, 15348 Covid patients have recovered from the infection in the state, taking the recovery rate to 63.77 per cent. The national recovery rate was 72.51 per cent on Monday evening.
The government has so far collected swab samples of 4.83 lakh people for Covid tests and tested 4.73 lakh of them. On Monday, the state tested swab samples of 16682 Covid suspects.