Covid-19: Active caseload below 300 in Jharkhand

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Covid-19: Active caseload below 300 in Jharkhand

Saturday, 24 July 2021 | PNS | Ranchi

The active caseload of Covid-19 came down below 300 mark on Friday at 299 as at least 45 Covid patients recovered on the day, while 39 fresh cases of coronavirus infection surfaced in the State, the National Health Mission (NHM) stated in its daily Covid-19 bulletin.

At least 10 districts – Chatra, Dumka, Gumla, Jamtara, Lohardaga, Pakur, Palamu, Ramgarh, Sahebganj and West Singhbhum– did not report fresh Covid cases on the day, while none of the districts reported cases in double digits on Friday.

As per NHM data, Ranchi reported five cases against 11 recoveries, which brought the active caseload here up to 63. At least six recoveries against nine fresh cases brought the active caseload in East Singhbhum up to 27, the NHM bulletin further stated.

Jharkhand on Friday tested swab samples of 61,196 residents and about 0.06 per cent of them were found infected by novel coronavirus. So far, over 3.46 lakh people have been infected by the deadly virus in Jharkhand and 98.43 per cent of them have recovered. However, about 1.47 per cent of the patients could not survive.

The state did not report fresh Covid casualties and the toll in the state remained 5122. Ranchi, as per government data, Ranchi has reported 1585 Covid deaths, the highest among the districts. On the other hand, as many as 1040 residents have died of the viral infection in East Singhbhum.

The doubling rate of cases in the state reached 7129.33 days against the national average of 815.44 days on Friday, while the growth rate of cases in Jharkhand was 0.01 per cent against the national average of 0.09, government data highlighted.

The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 remained slow on Friday. Provisional data released by the NHM highlighted that the State managed to vaccinate 33,502 residents on the day.

As per NHM data, the first dose of vaccines was administered to 25,153 residents while the second jab was administered to 8,349 beneficiaries. More than 20,633 beneficiaries in the age bracket of 18 years to 44 years got jabbed on the day.

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