Nearly a dozen more people died of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand on Monday, taking the toll in the state close to 800, figures released by the health department stated.
Of the 11 Covid casualties reported in the state on Monday, six occurred in Ranchi and East Singhbhum. Both the districts reported three Covid deaths, taking the toll in East Singhbhum to 318 and that in Ranchi to 147, government data highlighted. Ramgarh, Palamu, Giridih, Bokaro and Chatra reported one Covid death each.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), as many as 798 people have died of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand during treatment. The Covid mortality rate in the state was, however, lower than the national average of 1.50 per cent. The mortality rate in Jharkhand, as per government data, was 0.85 per cent after Monday’s findings.
Meanwhile, Covid recoveries outnumbered fresh cases of infection on Monday, dragging the Covid recovery rate in Jharkhand up at 90.78 per cent. As many as 510 people were found infected on the day, while 890 patients recovered from the infection, the NHM bulletin stated.
Ranchi as well as East Singhbhum reported a dip in the number of active cases on Monday. As many as 308 Covid patients recovered in Ranchi against 199 fresh cases in 24 hours, bringing the number of active cases down at 2,560. In East Singhbhum, 80 people were found infected against 106 recoveries, which brought the number of active cases down to 1,556.
Dhanbad reported 20 cases of infection, while Gumla, Godda and Giridih reported 14, 12 and 11 fresh cases respectively. As many as 34 people were found infected in Hazaribag, but the number of active cases dropped there as well as 47 people recovered from the infection.
The government on Monday tested swab samples of 28,522 people and less than 5 per cent of them tested positive. Health workers in Jharkhand have so far collected swab samples of 26.76 lakh people and tested 26.74 lakh of them. Of the nearly 27 lakh people tested so far, 93,035 were found infected. The number of active cases dropped further down at 7776 on Monday, government data highlighted.
The doubling rate of Covid-19 in Jharkhand reached 85.21 days against the national average of 64.03 days on Monday. The growth rate of the virus in Jharkhand was 0.79 per cent against the national growth rate of 1.07 per cent, highlighted the NHM bulletin.