Ranchi logs more than half of the fresh Covid cases in Jharkhand
More than half of the total Covid-19 cases reported in Jharkhand on Thursday were from Ranchi, figures compiled by the state health department revealed. However, after reporting a rise in the number of active cases of Covid-19 infection for three consecutive days, Ranchi on Thursday witnessed a marginal drop in the count of active cases as recoveries outnumbered fresh cases of infection here.
At least 95 of the 173 fresh cases of infection surfacing in Jharkhand on the day were reported from Ranchi, a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) highlighted. However, Ranchi also reported 98 of the 220 Covid recoveries registered in the state in the past 24 hours, the bulletin added. The total count of active cases in the state dropped to 1690 on the day, and at least 785 of them, around 46.5 per cent, were in Ranchi.
As per government data, four of the 24 districts in Jharkhand did not report even a single case of Covid-19 infection on the day. Barring Ranchi and Palamu, all the remaining 22 districts reported a spike of less than 10 in Covid cases, the NHM bulletin released on Thursday night stated.
While East Singhbhum reported nine cases against 28 recoveries, Dhanbad reported six fresh cases against 11 recoveries. As per government data, only six districts reported 5 or more cases of Covid-19 infection on the day. Bokaro reported nine cases against 20 recoveries, while Palamu reported 11 cases against seven recoveries on the day.
Meanwhile, two more Covid-19 patients, one each from Ranchi and Bokaro, died during treatment on Thursday, taking the Covid toll in the state up at 993, figures with the NHM stated. Thursday’s casualties take the Covid mortality rate in the state to 0.89 per cent against the national average of 1.50 per cent.
While the Covid mortality rate in the state has remained less than 1 per cent since October, the recovery rate has improved significantly. As per government data, Jharkhand’s Covid recovery rate on Thursday was 97.58 per cent.
The government on Thursday tested swab samples of 19,504 people and less than 1 per cent of them were found infected. So far, health workers in Jharkhand have collected swab samples of 44.51 lakh people and tested 44.33 lakh of them. Around 18,000 swab samples were still pending for tests by the end of Thursday.
As per figures with the health department, the growth rate of the virus in Jharkhand was 0.13 per cent against the national average of 0.29 per cent. The doubling rate of the virus in the state was 529.24 days against the national average of 239.87 days.