Ranchi accounts for 74 per cent of the fresh Covid cases in the state
More than 74 per cent of the 54 people found infected by the Covid-19 virus in Jharkhand on Sunday were residents of Ranchi, a district that reported 70 per cent of state's Covid cases on Saturday, figures compiled by the health department revealed.
As many as 40 of the 54 people found infected were from Ranchi, while no other district in Jharkhand reported a double-digit-spike in Covid cases on the day. As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), Ranchi also accounted for more than half of the active cases of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand. Of the 821 people battling the viral infection in the state, at least 428 were from Ranchi.
Two more Covid-19 patients died during treatment in Jharkhand on Sunday, taking the Covid toll in the state up at 1063, figures compiled by the state health department highlighted.
Ranchi and West Singhbhum reported one Covid casualty each in the past 24 hours. The total count of Covid fatalities reached 230 in Ranchi on the day, the second-highest among the 24 districts in Jharkhand. East Singhbhum has reported 356 Covid casualties so far, stated a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM).
At least 16 of 24 districts did not report fresh Covid cases on the day, the bulletin stated. While East Singhbhum reported six cases against 16 recoveries, Dhanbad reported only one case against 10 recoveries. Three people were found infected in Bokaro, while seven patients recovered there.
The government tested swab samples of 12019 people and around 0.5 per cent of them were found infected. So far, health workers have collected swab samples of 51.48 lakh people and tested 51.39 lakh of them. As per government data, of the 1,18,286 people infected by the virus so far, more than 1.16 lakh people have recovered.
As per data with the NHM, the Covid recovery rate in Jharkhand was 98.40 per cent on Sunday, while the Covid mortality rate in the state was 0.89 per cent. The national Covid recovery rate was 96.80 per cent, the NHM bulletin stated.
As per the bulletin, the growth rate of the viral infection in Jharkhand was 0.06 per cent against the national average of 0.11 per cent. The doubling rate of cases in the state was 1145.42 days against the national average of 620.71 days.