Over 1500 people, including 337 from Ranchi alone, tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand on Monday, taking the Covid tally in the state to 52,620, figures with the health department stated.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) on Monday late night, at least 12 people died of the disease in Jharkhand in 24 hours, taking the Covid toll in the state to 482. Ranchi reported three Covid casualties on Monday, while six patients died during treatment in East Singhbhum, the district that has reported highest Covid fatalities in Jharkhand so far.
Despite 1553 fresh cases of infection surfacing in 24 hours, the number of active cases in the state did not cross the 15,000 mark. As per government data, as many as 1366 Covid patients recovered from the infection on Monday, restricting the number of active cases at 14,588.
As per the NHM bulletin, as many as 11,138 people have been infected by Covid in Ranchi so far, and nearly 4000 of them were still battling the infection. Monday’s developments took the Covid toll in Ranchi to 74, the second highest among all districts in the state. East Singhbhum has reported 221 Covid deaths so far, which is the highest among all districts.
With nearly 9000 Covid cases, East Singhbhum was not only battling a high fatality rate but also a spike in the cases of infection by the day. Dhanbad reported around 3500 cases by the time this report was filed, while the tally in Giridih was close to 2500. At least 100 fresh cases of infection on Monday took the tally in Hazaribag to 2254, the NHM bulletin highlighted.
On Monday, the government tested swab samples of 25,645 people and 24,092 of them came negative. As per government data, health workers in Jharkhand have collected swab samples of 11.41 lakh people so far and tested 11.33 lakh of them. At least 37,550 of the 52,000-odd people who tested positive for the virus have recovered, taking the Covid recovery rate in Jharkhand to 71.36 per cent.
Despite a dozen deaths reported on Monday, the Covid mortality rate in Jharkhand was below 1 per cent. As per government data, Jharkhand’s Covid mortality rate on Monday was 0.91 per cent, which is lower than the national average of 1.72 per cent. West Singhbhum, Sahebganj and Deoghar reported one death each on Monday.