Covid: Ranchi highest contributor to spike in cases during Pujas
Ranchi continues to witness a spike in active Covid-19 cases with at least 11 fresh cases of coronavirus infection surfacing here on Monday against only four Covid recoveries, taking the count of active cases to 86, figures compiled by the health department highlighted.
At least 14 fresh Covid cases against 11 Covid recoveries took the active caseload in Jharkhand to 125 on Monday. As per a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin, Bokaro, East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum reported one Covid case each on Monday. However, all these three districts witnessed a drop in the active caseload.
Ranchi alone logged 86 cases, accounting for nearly 70 per cent of the active cases of Covid-19 in the state, and was the highest contributor to the rise in cases reported in the state during Durga Puja. The active caseload in the district had dropped below 40 before Durga Puja.
Jharkhand on Monday tested swab samples of at least 31,610 residents and 0.04 per cent of them were found infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus. So far, over 3.48 lakh people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand and 98.49 per cent of them have recovered, while 1.47 per cent of patients could not survive.
The state on Monday vaccinated close to 85,000 residents against Covid-19, a report from the NHM highlighted. As per provisional data, the state on Monday administered the first dose of vaccine to 36,390 residents, while the second jab was administered to as many as 48,607 beneficiaries.
Dhanbad vaccinated more than 10,000 residents on Monday, the highest among the 24 districts in Jharkhand, while Ranchi administered vaccines to about 9.000 beneficiaries. About 7,000 beneficiaries were vaccinated in East Singhbhum.
As per government data, more than 1.42 crore residents have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 and at least 43 lakh of them have also received the booster dose.