Over 1.45 lakh get vaccinated in Jharkhand as cases drop
Jharkhand on Saturday vaccinated more than 1.45 lakh residents against Covid-19, while the active caseload of the disease dropped further down to 74 as Covid recoveries outnumbered fresh cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection by a fair margin, figures compiled by the health department highlighted.
As per provisional data released by the National Health Mission (NHM), the state on Saturday administered the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to as many as 93,045 residents, while the second jab was administered to at least 52,152 beneficiaries.
According to a document shared by the NHM, at least 25,000 residents were inoculated in East Singhbhum, the highest among the 24 districts in Jharkhand, while close to 14,000 beneficiaries got vaccinated in Ranchi. Dhanbad, on the other hand, vaccinated at least 7000 residents.
At least 23 Covid patients recovered from the viral infection on Saturday, while only three people were found infected by coronavirus, a separate bulletin from NHM stated. All the three fresh Covid cases surfaced in Ranchi. However, at least 14 Covid recoveries brought the active caseload here down to 45.
The state on Saturday tested swab samples of at least 42,580 residents and 0.007 per cent of them were found infected by the coronavirus. As per government data, over 3.48 lakh people have tested positive for Covid-19 so far and 98.50 per cent of them have recovered, while 1.47 per cent of patients could not survive.
As per government data, at least 13 of 24 districts in Jharkhand did not have active cases of Covid-19 on Saturday. Ranchi accounted for more than 60 per cent of the total active cases of Covid-19 in the state.
According to a press communique from the health department, more than 1.23 crore residents have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 and at least 34 lakh of them have also received the second dose.