The Covid-19 tally in Jharkhand crossed the 55,000 mark on Tuesday with over 2600 people, including 475 in East Singhbhum alone, found infected by the deadly virus in 24 hours, figures released by the health department stated.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) on Tuesday night, as many as 2652 fresh cases of infection took the tally in Jharkhand to 55,296 on Tuesday, while the toll jumped to 496 as a dozen more Covid patients died during treatment.
Besides reporting highest number of Covid cases on Tuesday, East Singhbhum also saw five of the 12 Covid deaths, which took the toll in the district to 226, nearly 50 per cent of the total number of casualties recorded in Jharkhand. Meanwhile, Saraikela reported 248 cases of infection on Tuesday, further increasing the number of patients in Kolhan division of the state. As per the NHM bulletin, Latehar and Hazaribag reported 210 and 294 fresh cases respectively.
Despite 210 cases of infection surfacing in Ranchi on Tuesday, the number of active cases dropped with at least 622 Covid patients recovering from the infection in the state capital in 24 hours. As per government data, the Covid tally in Ranchi was 11,138 by the time this report was filed. The count of active cases here reduced to 3,276.
The government on Tuesday collected swab samples of 86,937 people and tested 84,398 of them. Health workers in Jharkhand have so far collected swab samples of 12.48 lakh people and tested 12.36 lakh of them. Out of the 55,000-odd Covid cases reported in the state so far, as many as 39,362 patients have recovered, highlights government data.
With 1812 recoveries on Tuesday, Jharkhand’s Covid recovery rate reached 71.18 per cent against the national average of 77.32 per cent. The Covid mortality rate in the state also dropped to 0.89 per cent on the day despite a dozen casualties.
After Tuesday’s test results, the number of active cases in Jharkhand stood at 15,438. Despite reporting more recoveries than fresh cases on Tuesday, Ranchi continued to have the highest number of active Covid cases in Jharkhand.