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Over 1.80 lakh get vaccinated in Jharkhand

Active Covid caseload drops to 55, Ranchi reports 9 new cases

Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 21.09.21, 10:32 AM

Jharkhand on Monday vaccinated more than 1.80 lakh residents against Covid-19, while the active caseload of the disease dropped to 55 as Covid recoveries outnumbered fresh cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, figures compiled by the health department highlighted.

As per provisional data released by the National Health Mission (NHM), the state on Monday administered the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to as many as 1,16,831 residents, while the booster dose was administered to at least 64,681 beneficiaries. 

East Singhbhum inoculated the highest number of beneficiaries among the 24 districts in Jharkhand for the third day in a row. As per NHM data, at least 20,000 residents were vaccinated in East Singhbhum, where 150 session sites remained in operation. In Ranchi, about 15,000 beneficiaries got vaccinated on the day, while Dhanbad vaccinated more than 16,000 residents.

According to a bulletin released by the NHM, at least nine persons were found infected by coronavirus in Jharkhand on Monday, while as many as 10 Covid patients recovered from the infection. Ranchi alone reported five of the nine cases, while East Singhbhum reported three, the NHM bulletin further stated.

The active Covid caseload in Ranchi remained 27 as the district also reported five Covid recoveries on Monday. However, the count of active cases rose to four in East SInghbhum as the district reported only one Covid recovery against the three fresh cases.

Jharkhand on Monday tested swab samples of at least 40,527 residents and 0.02 per cent of them were found infected by coronavirus. As per government data, more than 3.48 lakh people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand so far and 98.50 per cent of them have recovered, while 1.47 per cent of the patients could not survive.

According to a press communique from the health department, more than 1.25 crore residents have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19 and at least 34 lakh of them have also got the second jab.

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