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Over 1.30 lakh residents get vaccinated in Jharkhand

Active Covid caseload drops to 111, no patients in nine districts

Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 15.09.21, 09:44 AM

Jharkhand on Tuesday vaccinated more than 1.30 lakh residents against Covid-19 as at least 1,515 session sites remained operational across the state from morning to evening, data compiled by the health department highlighted.

As per provisional data released by the National Health Mission (NHM), the state on Tuesday administered the first dose of vaccine to 88,641 residents, while the second jab was administered to at least 42,523 beneficiaries. About 75,000 beneficiaries vaccinated were between 18 and 44.


According to a press communique released by the health department on Tuesday evening, more than 1.20 crore residents have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 in Jharkhand so far and more than 32 lakh of them have also got the second jab. The state had about 7 lakh vaccine doses in stock before the session sites opened their doors on Tuesday, as per government data.

The active caseload of Covid-19 dropped to 111 in Jharkhand as the state reported at least 13 Covid recoveries against seven fresh cases of coronavirus infection, a separate bulletin from NHM stated. Ranchi alone reported three of seven fresh cases of Covid-19, but at least six Covid recoveries brought the active caseload here down to 70.

 Khunti reported two cases of coronavirus infection, while Jamtara and Bokaro reported one case each. At least 20 of 24 districts did not report fresh Covid cases on the day, highlighted NHM data.

As per government data, at least nine of 24 districts, including Dumka, Giridih, Garhwa and Palamu, had zero active Covid cases by the end of Tuesday. On the other hand, Ranchi alone accounts for more than 60 per cent of the total active cases of Covid-19 in Jharkhand.

The active caseload of Covid-induced mucormycosis also dropped to seven on Tuesday. 

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