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Number of Covid recoveries surpass fresh cases

Tally crosses 50,000, death toll stands at 469
The government has so far collected swab samples of 11.17 lakh people and tested 11.05 lakh of them.

Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 07.09.20, 01:49 PM

The Covid-19 recovery rate in Jharkhand jumped over 70 per cent on Sunday as the number of people recovering from the deadly virus surpassed the number of fresh cases surfacing in the state for the second consecutive day, figures with the state health department stated.

As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) on Sunday late night, as many as 1854 Covid patients overcame the viral infection in 24 hours, while 1246 people were found to be infected during the same time period. At least 14,410 people were yet to recover from the viral infection in Jharkhand, the bulletin further stated.

Despite the improvement in the recovery rate, the Covid tally in Jharkhand crossed the 50,000 mark on Sunday, while the toll reached 469 after seven patients died of the viral infection in the state on Sunday. As per government data, at least four of the seven Covid casualties occurred in East Singhbhum, a district which accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the 469 Covid deaths in Jharkhand. The district has reported 215 Covid fatalities so far.

The number of active cases also reduced in Ranchi and East Singbhum on Sunday as both the districts reported more than twice as many recoveries as fresh cases found on the day. As per the NHM bulletin, 349 people were found infected in Ranchi on Sunday, while 708 Covid patients recovered. In East Singhbhum, 328 Covid patients recovered from the infection and 102 fresh cases surfaced.

As per government data, as many as 36,184 of the 51,063 Covid-infected people have overcome the virus in Jharkhand so far, helping the state achieve a Covid recovery rate which was close to the national recovery rate. The national Covid recovery rate on Sunday was 77.32 per cent, while the rate of recovery in Jharkhand was 70.86 per cent. The Covid mortality rate also dropped to 0.91 per cent in Jharkhand on Sunday, the NHM bulletin highlighted.

The government has so far collected swab samples of 11.17 lakh people and tested 11.05 lakh of them. On Sunday, health workers tested swab samples of 13,057 people and 11,811 of them came negative.

Ranchi continues to be the worst-affected district in Jharkhand in terms of the number of active cases of Covid infection. As per latest government data, there were nearly 4000 active Covid-19 cases in Ranchi, and the tally in the district was close to 11,000.


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