Fresh case in Ranchi takes black fungus tally to 101 in Jharkhand
One more case of Covid-induced mucormycosis surfaced in the state capital Thursday, taking the black fungus tally in Ranchi to 38 and that in Jharkhand to 101, latest data released by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) highlighted.
However, the deadly fungal infection did not cause fresh casualties on Thursday.
As per government data, the state has so far reported 101 confirmed and 59 suspected cases of black fungus. While 98 patients have recovered from the infection, at least 30 could not survive, IDSP data reveals.
While mucormycosis cases rose, the state reported a drop in active cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. As per the daily Covid-19 bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), at least 32 Covid recoveries against 22 cases brought the active caseload in Jharkhand down to 305.
None of the 24 districts reported a double-digit-spike in cases, while Deoghar reported the highest spike of five cases. At least seven recoveries against three cases brought the active caseload in Ranchi down to 69, while eight recoveries against one fresh case brought the active caseload in East Singhbhum down to 24, the NHM stated in its bulletin.
At least 13 Jharkhand districts – West Singhbhum, Sahebganj, Pakur, Lohardaga, Latehar, Khunti, Jamtara, Hazaribag, Godda, Giridih, Garhwa, Dumka and Chatra – did not report fresh Covid cases. As per government data, there were no active cases of the viral infection in Giridih and Garhwa.
The state on Thursday tested swab samples of 64,119 residents and 0.03 per cent of them were found to be Covid positive. Of the over 3.46 lakh residents who have been infected by coronavirus in the state so far, at least 98.43 per cent have recovered and 1.47 per cent have died.
Jharkhand reported zero Covid casualties on Thursday and the toll remained 5122. Meanwhile, the doubling rate of cases in the state jumped to 6520.47 days, which is about eight times higher than the national doubling rate of 780 days.
Jharkhand on Thursday vaccinated around 65,000 residents against Covid-19. As per data released by the National Health Mission (NHM), the first dose of vaccine was administered to at least 43,452 residents, while the second jab was administered to 21,346 beneficiaries. Around 40,000 of the total beneficiaries vaccinated on the day were younger than 45 years.
As per NHM data released on Thursday evening, the state had 1,44,280 vaccine doses in stock. So far, Jharkhand has received 84,82,450 vaccine doses from the Centre and utilized 84,72,387 of them. Besides Covishield and Covaxin doses supplied from the Centre, some private hospitals have also procured Sputnik V vaccine and administered them to locals.