Jharkhand on Thursday reported more than twice as many Covid recoveries as fresh cases, registering a drop in the number of Covid patients in the State, figures compiled by the health department revealed.
As many as 67 people were found infected by the Covid-19 virus in Jharkhand in the past 24 hours — the lowest single-day-spike reported in over a month, health officials said.
As per a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM), the number of active cases of Covid-19 infection dropped down to 1032 on Thursday as at least 136 patients recovered on the day.
At least eight of 24 districts in Jharkhand did not report fresh cases of infection on Thursday. Ranchi accounted for more than half of the fresh cases found on the day. Of the 67 people found infected, at least 35 were residents of Ranchi, NHM stated in its bulletin. However, the district also reported 57 of the 136 recoveries.
Barring Ranchi, no other district reported a double-digit-spike in cases on Thursday. Dhanbad reported only two cases against 16 recoveries, while East Singhbhum reported five cases against 23 recoveries. As many as five people were found infected in Bokaro and seven patients recovered there.
Meanwhile, one more Covid patient, a resident of Ranchi, died during treatment on the day, taking the Covid toll in the State up at 1058 and that in Ranchi to 227.
The Government has so far collected swab samples of 51.07 lakh people and tested 50.92 lakh of them. On Thursday, the state collected swab samples of 10,657 people and less than 1 per cent of them were found infected.
As per Government data, as many as 1,18,079 people have been infected by the virus in Jharkhand so far and 98.22 per cent of them have recovered. The Covid recovery rate in India was 96.70 per cent.
As per the NHM bulletin released on Thursday night, the growth rate of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand was 0.07 per cent against the national average of 0.11 per cent. The doubling rate of the infection in Jharkhand reached 954.03 days on Thursday against the national average of 616.33 days.