As many as 1137 cases of Covid infection took the tally in Jharkhand to 33311 on Wednesday, while the number of casualties jumped to 362 as 10 more patients died during treatment in 24 hours, figures with the health department stated.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) at 10.45pm on Wednesday, the Covid toll in East Singhbhum crossed the 150 mark as six of the 10 casualties reported in the day were from the district. East Singhbhum alone accounts for over 40 per cent of Covid fatalities in the state so far, and has reported 152 deaths.
With 174 fresh cases of infection surfacing in Ranchi on Wednesday, the tally in the capital reached 6584. As many as 2876 people were still battling the viral infection in Ranchi, while 3652 have recovered, government data stated. Ranchi has account for 57 Covid deaths, the second highest in state after East Singhbhum.
Of the 10 Covid casualties reported on Wednesday, two were from Bokaro, six from East SInghbhum and one each from Ranchi and Dhanbad. Wednesday’s findings take the Covid mortality in state to 1.08 per cent, which is lower than the national average of 1.85 per cent.
East Singhbhum reported 132 fresh cases on Wednesday, while 164 Covid patients recovered from the infection in the district during the same period. As least 167 people were found infected in Hazaribag and only 12 patients recovered in the district on Wednesday, while Dhanbad reported 133 fresh cases and 42 recoveries, government data highlighted.
As per the NHM bulletin, as many as 736 people recovered from the infection in Jharkhand on Wednesday, taking the number of recoveries in state to 22,486. However, there were as many as 10,463 active cases of Covid infection in Jharkhand by the time this report was filed. The Covid recovery rate in Jharkhand is 67.50 per cent, which is lower than the national average of 75.27 per cent.
The government has so far collected swab samples of 6.47 lakh people and tested 6.43 lakh of them. On Wednesday, health workers tested swab samples of 40,786 people and 39,649 of them came negative.