The Covid-19 tally in Jharkhand crossed the 90,000 mark on Thursday after as many as 784 tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, figures released by the health department stated. However, the count of Covid recoveries in the state also jumped over 80,000, as over 1200 patients recovered from the infection.
As per a daily Covid-19 bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), East Singhbhum reported a spike in the number of active cases after 233 fresh cases of infection surfaced in the district against 133 recoveries. The number of active cases, however, dropped below 3000 in Ranchi after the district reported 419 recoveries against 247 fresh cases.
There were 9,272 active cases in Jharkhand by the time this report was filed. The Covid tally, as per government figures, was 90,486, while the number of recoveries stood at 80,439. As many as 1263 Covid patients recovered on Thursday.
Meanwhile, eight more Covid patients including five in Ranchi died during treatment on Thursday, taking the Covid toll in Jharkhand to 775. As per figures with NHM, as many as 140 people have died of Covid-19 infection in Ranchi so far. The district has reported 21,414 cases of infection till date, the highest among all districts in Jharkhand. East Singhbhum, which accounts for 313 of the 775 Covid deaths, did not report any casualty on the day. Ramgarh, Palamu and Bokaro districts reported one Covid casualty each on Thursday.
The government has so far collected swab samples of 25.43 lakh people in Jharkhand and 25.38 lakh of them tested positive for Covid-19. On Thursday, health workers collected swab samples of 30,047, and as many as 32,092 including samples collected earlier, were tested on the day.
The bulletin also marked Jharkhand’s Covid-19 recovery rate at 88.89 per cent against the national average of 85.30 per cent. As per the bulletin, the doubling rate of Covid-19 in the state was 68.23 days against the national doubling rate of 57.95 days. In the past one week, the growth rate of Covid-19 in Jharkhand was 1.01 per cent against the national average of 1.17 per cent.