The Covid-19 toll in Ranchi crossed the 150 mark on Tuesday after as many as seven virus-infected patients in Jharkhand, including four from the state capital, died during treatment, figures compiled by the health department stated.
As per government data, the virus has claimed 151 lives in Ranchi so far. The total number of Covid casualties in Jharkhand also jumped to 805 on Tuesday, and nearly 40 per cent of these fatalities occurred in East Singhbhum alone.
However, East Singhbhum did not report any Covid casualties on Tuesday, and the toll in the district was 318, as per latest government data. As per figures compiled by the National Health Mission (NHM), Ranchi and East Singhbhum districts account for nearly 60 per cent of Covid casualties in Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, the number of active cases of infection also increased in Ranchi after the district reported 364 cases of infection against 289 recoveries. As per government data, as many as 2,632 people were battling the virus in Ranchi by Tuesday night.
Besides Ranchi, no other district reported a significant rise in the number of active cases of Covid-19 infection on the day. East Singhbhum, the second worst-affected district in Jharkhand, saw 48 fresh cases of infection against 133 recoveries. The number of active cases in the district dropped at 1,468, highlighted figures with the NHM.
As many as 853 Covid patients recovered across the state on Tuesday, bringing the number of active cases in Jharkhand down at 7617. The Covid-19 recovery rate in Jharkhand shot up and reached 91.01 per cent after Tuesday’s findings. The national Covid recovery rate, as per government data, was 86.80 per cent on Tuesday.
Health workers in Jharkhand tested swab samples of 32,186 people on Tuesday, and 31,485 of them came negative. The government has so far collected swab samples of 27.15 lakh people from across the state and 27.12 lakh of them have been tested.
Despite casualties being reported every day, Jharkhand’s Covid mortality rate has remained below 1 per cent in the past one month. The state’s Covid mortality rate on Tuesday was 0.85 per cent against the national average of 1.50 per cent. Of the 805 people who have died of Covid infection in Jharkhand, at least 603 were older than 50 years, government data reveals.
As per an NHM bulletin released on Tuesday night, the doubling rate of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand was 89.12 days against the national average of 65.89 days. The growth rate of Covid infection in the state was 0.77 per cent against the national average of 1.05 per cent.