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Mucormycosis tally reaches 100-mark in Jharkhand

Active Covid caseload drops to 336 as vaccination drive fails to gain momentum
As per provisional data released by NHM, the first dose of vaccine was administered to 56,166 residents, while 34,655 residents received their second jab.
As per provisional data released by NHM, the first dose of vaccine was administered to 56,166 residents, while 34,655 residents received their second jab.
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Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 16.07.21, 01:27 PM

The mucormycosis tally in Jharkhand reached the 100-mark on Thursday after two suspected patients were diagnosed with the fungal infection, figures released by the health department highlighted.

As per figures compiled by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), East Singhbhum and Giridih reported one each of the two confirmed cases, which took the tally to 22 in East Singhbhum and six in Giridih. So far, the state has reported 100 confirmed and 58 suspected cases of black fungus, and 30 patients have died.

The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 failed to gain pace on Thursday despite fresh supplies of vaccines from the Centre. Provisional data released by the National Health Mission (NHM) highlighted that the state managed to vaccinate hardly 40,000 residents on the day.

As per NHM data, the first dose of vaccines was administered to 27,998 residents while the second jab was administered to 11,547 beneficiaries. More than 22,000 beneficiaries in the age bracket of 18 years to 44 years got jabbed on the day.

Meanwhile, the active caseload of Covid-19 dropped further down to 336 as at least 62 Covid patients recovered on Thursday while 54 fresh cases of coronavirus infection surfaced in the state, the health department stated in its daily Covid-19 bulletin.

At least nine districts – West Singhbhum, Simdega, Pakur, Khunti, Jamtara, Godda, Giridih, Garhwa and Chatra – did not report fresh Covid cases on the day, while Bokaro reported the highest spike of 14 cases.

As per NHM data, Ranchi reported five cases against 10 recoveries, which brought the active caseload here down to 42. At least 10 recoveries against eight fresh cases brought the active caseload in East Singhbhum down to 48, the NHM bulletin further stated.

Jharkhand on Thursday tested swab samples of 50,649 residents and about 0.1 per cent of them were found infected by novel coronavirus. So far, over 3.46 lakh people have been infected by the deadly virus in Jharkhand and 98.42 per cent of them have recovered. However, about 1.47 per cent of the patients could not survive.

The state did not report fresh Covid casualties and the toll in the state remained 5120. Ranchi, as per government data, has reported 1585 Covid deaths, the highest among the districts. On the other hand, as many as 1040 residents have died of the viral infection in East Singhbhum.

The doubling rate of cases in the state reached 5421.40 days against the national average of 779.99 days on Thursday, while the growth rate of cases in Jharkhand was 0.01 per cent against the national average of 0.09, government data highlighted.



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