Jharkhand’s Covid-19 recovery rate drew close to 88 per cent on Monday after nearly 1300 patients recovered from the infection in 24 hours against 816 fresh cases of infection surfacing during the same period, figures compiled by the state health department highlighted.
The state’s Covid recovery rate of 87.29 per cent, officials said, was among the best in country, and above the national average of 84.30 per cent. However, despite the high recovery rate, over 10,000 people were still battling the virus across various districts of Jharkhand.
As per government data, health workers have so far collected swab samples of 24.21 lakh people and tested 24.18 lakh of them. Of the 24 lakh-odd people tested, as many as 88,026 were found Covid infected and at least 76,843 of them have recovered, states government data. There were 10,436 active cases in the state by Monday night.
The Covid toll in Jharkhand also jumped to 747 on Monday after four more patients died during treatment. The four deceased were from West Singhbhum, East Singhbhum, Dhanbad and Ranchi. However, Jharkhand’s Covid mortality rate dropped to 0.84 per cent on Monday against the national average of 1.60 per cent.
The number of active cases reduced in Ranchi as well as in East Singhbhum, two of the worst-affected districts, after Monday’s findings. Ranchi reported 478 recoveries against 319 fresh cases, which brought the number of active cases down to 3,275. The number of active cases in East Singhbhum dropped to 1,751 after 236 patients recovered in the district and 70 fresh cases surfaced.
Dhanbad reported 100 recoveries against 43 cases, while Koderma reported 45 recoveries against only three cases. The number of active cases, however, shot up in Bokaro after the district reported 50 fresh cases and not even a single recovery. There were 488 active cases of infection in Bokaro on Monday night, as per latest government data.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) on Monday, the doubling rate of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand was 50.32 days against the national Covid doubling rate of 48.76 days. The figures indicate that the number of cases in Jharkhand will double in around 50 days if the current trend of Covid cases continue. The growth rate of Covid-19 in the state was 1.46 per cent against the national average of 1.34 per cent.
As per government data, out of the 747 Covid victims, at least 309 were from East Singhbhum alone and 128 from Ranchi. The figures highlight that these two districts account for nearly 60 per cent of total Covid casualties in Jharkhand.