Ranchi accounted for over 40 per cent of fresh Covid cases reported in Jharkhand on Thursday as the tally in the district drew close to 2,800, Government data revealed.
As many as 626 people, including 267 from Ranchi alone, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and 680 patients recovered, a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) stated.
The count of active cases increased by over 100 in capital Ranchi despite 104 people recovering from the infection in the district. Ranchi, which has reported the highest number of Covid cases in State so far, had 1,813 active cases of Covid-19 by Thursday evening, Government data stated.
The number of Covid recoveries surpassed the count of fresh cases of infection reported on Thursday, pulling Jharkhand’s recovery rate above 40 per cent after a steep fall in recovery average of Covid patients in July and August, health officials said.
As per Government data, Jharkhand’s Covid tally on Thursday stood at 15,756, and 6,594 of these patients have recovered. The NHM bulletin stated that Jharkhand’s Covid recovery rate was 41.85 per cent after Thursday’s findings. The number of active cases in State was 9,017 by the time this report was filed.
At least three patients — one each in Sahibganj, Dumka and East Singhbhum — died of the infection on Thursday, taking the Covid toll in state to 145. The Covid mortality rate in State, as per Government figures, was 0.92 per cent on Thursday.
East Singhbhum, the second worst-hit district in Jharkhand, reported 95 fresh cases on Thursday, which took the Covid tally in the district to 2,492. As per NHM figures, only seven fresh cases surfaced in Dhanbad while 252 people recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours.
The Government has so far collected swab samples of 3.7 lakh people and tested 3.5 lakh of them. As per Government data, the doubling rate in Jharkhand was 11.92 days and the Covid growth rate in past seven days was 5.99 per cent.