Jharkhand on Monday reported higher number of Covid-19 recoveries than fresh cases for the fifth consecutive day, taking the Covid recovery rate in the state further up to 76.68 per cent, figures released by the health department on Monday late night highlighted.
As per figures with the health department, as many as 1263 people were found to be infected by the virus across Jharkhand on Monday, while 1529 Covid patients recovered from the infection and were subsequently discharged from hospital on the day.
The Covid tally in the state, however, jumped to 62,737 on Monday, while the number of active cases dropped to 14,064, a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) said. As per the bulletin, at least 48,112 Covid patients have overcome the virus in Jharkhand since the lethal virus made its way to the state in March.
As many as 263 people were found to be infected in Ranchi and 151 in East Singhbhum in the past 24 hours. However, higher number of Covid patients recovered from the infection in both the districts. Ranchi reported 332 Covid recoveries, while East Singhbhum saw 419 patients defeat the virus.
While the count of active cases reduced with several patients surviving the infection, the virus claimed three lives on Monday. All the three Covid victims, as per government data, were from East Singhbhum, a district that has reported nearly 50 per cent of Covid casualties in Jharkhand so far. Out of the 561 Covid deaths in state, at least 247 were from East Singhbhum, the NHM bulletin stated.
Data compiled by the NHM highlights that at least 413 of the 516 Covid victims in Jharkhand were older than 50 years. As many as 277 of Covid victims were in the age bracket of 51 to 70 years, while 136 victims were older than 70 years. As many as 119 Covid-infected people, in the age bracket of 31 to 50 years could not survive, while 23 died in the age bracket of 11 to 30 years, the NHM data states.
The government on Monday tested swab samples of 22,479 people and 21,216 of them came negative. Health workers across Jharkhand have collected swab samples of 14.21 lakh people so far and tested 14.07 lakh of them. While the Covid recovery rate in state was close to the national average, the mortality rate was much lower than the national average of 1.70 per cent. Jharkhand’s Covid mortality rate by Monday night was 0.89 per cent.