The Covid-19 toll in Jharkhand jumped to 757 on Tuesday after 10 more patients, including five in Ranchi alone, died during treatment in the past 24 hours, figures released by the health department stated.
The recovery rate in the state rose further up to 87.86 per cent after 1,246 patients recovered from the infection against 847 fresh cases surfacing during the day, a bulletin from the National Health Mission (NHM) highlighted.
As per government data, three of the 10 Covid-19 victims in Jharkhand were from East Singhbhum, the district that accounts for nearly half of the state’s casualties. The number of Covid-19 fatalities in East Singhbhum reached 312 on Tuesday, while the toll in Ranchi jumped to 133. These two districts account for 58.78 per cent of the total deaths in Jharkhand. Giridih and Koderma reported one Covid death each on Tuesday.
After Tuesday’s findings, the number of active cases reduced significantly in Ranchi but increased marginally in East Singhbhum. Ranchi, as per government data, reported 280 cases of infection during the day against 440 recoveries, which brought the number of active cases here down to 3,114. The count of active cases in East Singhbhum dropped to 1,694 after the district reported 97 fresh cases against 151 recoveries, government data stated.
The number of active cases in Jharkhand dropped further down to 10,027 on Tuesday, while the number of total recoveries stood at 78,089. The government in Jharkhand has so far collected swab samples of 24.68 lakh people and tested 24.65 lakh of them. Of those tested, 88,873 were found infected. On Tuesday, health workers tested swab samples of 35,954 people and 35,107 of them tested negative.
Government reports put Jharkhand’s Covid-19 mortality rate at 0.85 per cent on Tuesday against the national average of 1.50 per cent. As per government data, the doubling rate of Covid-19 infections in Jharkhand was 65.67 days against the national rate of 55.36 days. In the past one week, the growth rate of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand was 1.06 per cent against the national average of 1.26 per cent.
Of the 757 Covid-19 victims in the state, at least 566 were older than 50 years, government data highlighted. As many as 148 coronavirus victims in Jharkhand were in the age bracket of 31 to 50 years, while 33 deceased were younger than 30 years.